July 26, 2007

What he said

Bill Quick succinctly states what I believe is the correct position for the US to take regarding terrorists:

What I do desire is that they be so frightened of us that even the thought of attacking us, whether openly or via some terrorist surrogate, causes strong men to dampen their drawers, and women to run weeping from their bedrooms.

I'm thinking about printing the above quotation and distributing 10,000 copies here at work. Better yet, I'll give them out at the local hotbeds of leftism: the universities. The frightened stares from the students will warm my heart.

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July 12, 2007

Getting back the conservative soul

Jim Geraghty types a pretty strong essay detailing 10 different principles that, in theory, 90% of conservatives could get behind 9 of, hence the "9 with 90" idea. A lot of interesting ideas and possible policy implementations are contained within the bounds of his post. However, I am a bit troubled by one thing: how is it possible that a political junkie like me has remained unaware of this blog until now?

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July 03, 2007

Would that there were more like Kirsten Powers

I know that she and I would disagree on most issues. However, I really enjoy reading and/or listening to Kirsten Powers. She's honest and fair about most things including, but not limited to, the (Un)Fairness Doctrine. Excerpt:

Conservatives long ago adapted to life in a world where watching the network news or picking up one of the major news dailies is a virtual guarantee of having their views mocked, demeaned or misrepresented. If you're a social conservative, multiply the odds by 100.

But some liberals, unused to feeling such stings, view government intervention as a salve.
Liberals claim they just want "fairness" - but if that were so, they wouldn't limit their concern just to talk radio, the one area where they've been shut out (by their own incompetence, mind you - Air America, the liberal talk-radio network, was a complete fiasco). They aren't concerned that Americans "get both sides of the story" on abortion or embryonic-stem-cell research or abstinence training. They weren't concerned about "fairness" when Katie Couric blamed evangelicals for the death of Matthew Shepherd.

They protest that the airwaves belong to the American people. They're right - which is all the more reason to keep grubby government mitts off of them. And if we're going to start dictating media content for the good of the proletariat, then there's no reason to stop with radio. (As Fox's Sean Hannity joked last week, "OK, then we want the 'no sex before marriage' channel to balance out MTV.")

In calling for the restoration of the Fairness Doctrine, Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada called conservative talk radio the "generators of simplicity." Presumably this differs from the high-minded debate that occurred over at Air America, where Randi Rhodes liked to say that "Satan is Bush's campaign manager" and routinely claim (why was unclear) that the Bush administration was full of repressed homosexuals.

Look for Kirsten to be savaged once again by the Nutroots for not toeing the party line.

Update: I was waiting for Allah to post something about Kirsten's latest op-ed piece. The wait is over. Excerpt:

Exit question: Who are they going to get to be Michelle’s Democratic opponent on O’Reilly now?

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