Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In honor of Colonel Jeff Cooper

"The rifle is a weapon. Let there be no mistake about that. It is a tool of power, and thus dependent completely upon the moral stature of its user. It is equally useful in securing meat for the table, destroying group enemies on the battlefield, and resisting tyranny. In fact, it is the only means of resisting tyranny, since a citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized".

"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles".

—Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

Godspeed Colonel Cooper. I hope you are in heaven, because demons shooting 1911-A1's from a Weaver Stance is the last thing we need. Always keep that Combat Mindset.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Media bias?

On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton came entirely unhinged when an interviewer dared to ask him about his failure to do anything about the repeated terror attacks against Americans during his term in office. Clinton is so used to being tossed softball questions from a fawning media that any real question seems to him to be evidence of the re-emergence of the vast right-wing conspiracy that is out to get him. It would seem reasonable that after 9/11 we would want to evaluate the events which led up to that attack and learn from the mistakes so that they will not be repeated. But any inquiry into missed opportunities to kill or capture Osama bin Laden during Clinton's administration are seen as personal attacks against the legacy of the former President. Clinton, desperate to avoid accountability for his failures, points the finger at the FBI and the CIA, both of which I seem to recall are part of the Executive Branch of government, and therefore under his control and responsibility. When it is revealed that on numerous occasions the CIA told the President that they could kill or capture bin Laden, and the President wouldn't give the go-ahead, that is newsworthy, and Clinton ought to address it.

The really bizarre thing is that Clinton went on to suggest that the media never asks the Bush administration about their failures. What planet is he living on? The media CONSTANTLY pounds Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld, and the rest of the Administration with hardball questions about real and imagined shortcomings. That is their job, and Clinton's treatment is a cakewalk compared to the grilling that Bush gets.

If there is any question about the existence of a liberal bias in the media, take a look at the headlines on yesterday:

The first five "Top Stories" are all reporting liberal attacks on conservatives as undisputed fact.

"But the media is owned and controlled by big, rich Republicans and it does their bidding."

Yeah, right.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

World leaders on GOP speaking tour

(2006-09-21) — The Republican National Committee (RNC) today offered to fund a coast-to-coast U.S. speaking tour featuring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in the weeks leading up to November’s Congressional elections.

The offer comes in the wake of two days of public remarks by the two foreign leaders before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations and U.S. news media. Their diplomatic pronouncements included…

· denying the Holocaust
· calling the U.S. president “the devil“
· praying at the U.N. for the return of Islam’s fabled 12th Imam
· praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro
· insisting any nation has the right to develop nuclear technology
· portraying the United States as the locus of evil in the modern world
· plugging Noam Chomsky’s book “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance.”

“President Bush can talk about his national security plan and foreign policy all day long,” said an unnamed RNC spokesman, “But no one makes a more compelling case than the duo of Mahmoud and Hugo. We want to make sure every American has an opportunity to hear these important world leaders.”

The Republican source said sponsoring the pre-election Ahmadinejad-Chavez speaking tour was also a way of “reaching across the aisle to help our colleagues in the Democrat party to get their message out, so the American voter can make an informed decision.” However, he noted that the keynote speakers had not yet accepted the invitation, saying that they were still weighing offers to work as speech-writers for Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Treat.