Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Selections from the "Donktionary"

To aid Conservatives, Republicans and Independents everywhere in more fully understanding the political debate in modern-day America, the Right Place offers the following selected terms from the new Liberal Democrat to English dictionary, or "Donktionary," being created by our crack staff.

ADVICE AND CONSENT: A phrase found in the Constitution empowering the Democrat Senate minority to dictate to a duly elected Republican President whom he can and cannot nominate to any appointed political position in the Federal Government, particularly the Judiciary, in spite of anything else one might find in said Constitution. (NOTE: In the event a Democrat is elected President, this interpretation of the phrase in question shall be null and void and the President shall hold supreme power to appoint whomever he wants to any position, however kooky they may be, no matter who controls the Senate and how dare any Republican say otherwise.)

BI-PARTISANSHIP: When Republicans cave in and give Democrats everything they want.

CONSTITUTION: 1.) A quaint historical document to be re-written, re-interpreted or completely disregarded by Liberal Judges and politicians who know better than a bunch of old dead guys what's best for us. 2.) Something to hold up as sacred and under assault any time a Conservative or Republican tries to advance any portion of his or her agenda which conflicts, in any way, with the prescribed Liberal point of view.

DISENFRANCHISE: What Republicans are attempting to do to traditional Democrat voting blocs such as dead people, illegal aliens, felons and housepets by requiring legal identification to register and/or vote. (NOTE: All Liberals must insist at all costs that these measures are meant only to suppress minority turnout or risk losing their long cherished election fraud advantage!)

ETHICS: ??? [Term does not exist in Donk language.]

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN: Bible thumping imbecile who probably voted for that chimp, George W. Bush.

EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: A true Conservative has just been nominated for any governmental post, especially the Federal Judiciary, by George W. Bush, sparking the need to filibuster in accordance with the agreement signed by 7 "moderate" Democrats and the 7 Republican dolts they duped.

EXTREMIST: 1.) Nominee for any Judicial, Cabinet or other Federal post introduced by George W. Bush. 2.) Any Conservative or Republican.

FASCIST: Any Conservative or Republican.

FILIBUSTER: 1.) A time honored Senate tradition, the elimination of which would threaten the very fabric of American society. 2.) When Democrats are in charge of the Senate: An antiquated vehicle of Republican obstructionism that needs to be done away with to prevent the unravelling of the very fabric of American society. 3.) Definitely NOT in any way related to preventing a vote on John Bolton's nomination to be U.N. Ambassador.

HITLER: 1.) George W. Bush 2.) Any Conservative or Republican.

HOMOPHOBE: Any Conservative or Republican.

HONESTY: ??? [Term does not exist in Donk language.]

HYPOCRITE: Any Conservative or Republican to whom you are losing an argument.

INTEGRITY: ??? [Term does not exist in Donk language.]

"INTENT OF THE VOTER": A phrase meaning that a Democrat political operative conducting a "recount" is entitled to assign any ballot for which a clear choice of candidate is impossible to discern to the Democrat candidate in the race in question because, obviously, no one would ever leave a race so important to the Democrats blank and we can tell that the voter in question meant to vote for our guy anyway.

IS: A word whose meaning is relative to the nuances of its own definition.

LIAR: Any Conservative or Republican to whom you are losing an argument.

LOSER: Someone who just finished beating you like a redheaded stepchild in the last election cycle.

MINORITY RIGHTS: The inherent right of those of us who feel that we are superior to run this country in spite of the fact that we keep losing elections.

MODERATE: A Liberal running for election or re-election.

NAZI: Any Conservative or Republican.

"OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM": Somewhere to the right of Ted Kennedy.

PARTISANSHIP: 1.) Republicans attempt to put forth any part of their agenda that conflicts with Liberal dogma. 2.) Republicans won't cave in and give Democrats absolute power. 3.) Republicans brazenly attempt to defeat Democrats during an election cycle.

PATRIOTISM: Opposing your own country's national interests at a time of war because you thoroughly dislike the President.

QUAGMIRE: A war that we wish we were losing so we could be proven correct about not wanting to fight it in the first place.

RACIST: Any Conservative or Republican.

REPUBLICAN: 1.) The epitome of all that is evil. 2.) Some gun-toting religious nut that is opposed to clean air, clean water, education, health care and freedom in general and hates (i.e., wants to kill and/or oppress) old people, minorities, gays, women, immigrants, the handicapped and the poor. (We know all of this to be true because we have repeated it all so often, we have actually begun to believe it ourselves.)

RIGHT WING RADICAL: 1.) Any Conservative or Republican. 2.) Any politician to the right of Ted Kennedy.

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE: 1.) Freedom FROM Religion, which, of course, trumps Freedom OF Religion. 2.) The absolute most important Constitutional principal of all rendering any reference to God or religion in public illegal because it might offend someone. 3.) A phrase that is not actually found in the Constitution, but Liberal judges and the ACLU have assured us that it is in there nonetheless.

SEXIST: Any Conservative or Republican.

SEXUAL RELATIONS: 1.) What Bill Clinton did not have with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky. 2.) A term whose definition does not in any way include "oral gratification."

SOCIAL SECURITY: A sacrosanct American Institution that would be destroyed utterly by any Republican attempting to save it.

UNIMPEACHABLE SOURCE: Someone who put forth "fake but accurate" evidence or told a story that might do harm to a prominent Republican or Conservative, so it MUST be true and the source must never be questioned or revealed.

VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY: A brazen attempt by Conservatives to break the stranglehold of the long-held media monopoly by Liberals and get their message heard by the American people.

VIET NAM: ANY war or armed conflict America has been involved in, even remotely, since the 1960's (except for those signed off on by Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton).

"WE SUPPORT THE TROOPS": F**k the troops, it is far more important to oppose the President, but we need to act like we care!

WEALTHY: 1.) A word to describe any person making at least $1 more per year than you do, who therefore must be taxed back to the Stone Age to save the country from bankruptcy and ruin. 2.) A term NEVER to be applied to Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Jay Rockefeller, et. al., who, despite their vast wealth, can identify with working class America with ease - unlike all those evil, rich Republicans.

"WORST ECONOMY IN __ YEARS": A slight economic downturn (or even a full-blown economic boom hidden by our allies in the mainstream media) occurring during a Republican Presidency.


UPDATE: Welcome PoliPundit readers! Thank you, Lorie, for giving my little blog another Byrdbath!

UPDATE: John O at Brain Droppings has some entry submissions of his own. My favorites:

MANDATE: Unattainable by Republicans with a majority of the popular vote; 43% of the popular vote required for Democrats to claim one.


UNILATERAL: Any US policy not supported by France.

Anyone else? Submissions gladly accepted...


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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Memorial Day

Please keep in mind the true meaning of Memorial Day as you celebrate with friends and family this holiday weekend.

May God bless and keep all who have served this great nation in uniform, especially those who have seen combat.

May the Lord watch over all those currently in harm's way on our behalf and hold those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the palm of His hand.

If you or someone close to you have served or are currently serving, thank you. Without you and others like you, there would be no peace, no liberty, no justice in this world. We owe you everything, and many of us - I dare say most of us - know it and are grateful to you. Never let those who would disparage you get you down. Godspeed.

Mr. Right Still Lives...

Sorry for the lack of posts of late. (Of course, about 3 or 4 people might actually read this blog and one of them is my Father, so, let's face it, it has hardly been missed.)

I have recently been tied up with various projects and commitments. I will try to resume posting on at least a semi-regular basis after the holiday weekend is over with. Thank you for your patience, and I hope you enjoy the holidays.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Right Place Stands By Its Story!

The Right Place would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any role it may have played in the tragic events of yesterday.

However, I would also like to point out that there is absolutely no proof whatsoever that anything posted by me on this site is in any way related to the unfortunate events at Yellowstone Park. There are any number of reasons that Bigfoot may have decided to take his own life, and I deeply resent any implication that myself or this blog had anything to do with it!

If anyone has blood on their hands in this incident, it is clear to me that the blame lies squarely with Senator Clinton's office. They had possession of a copy of the affidavit for a full ten minutes before I ran with the story, and I took the fact that they did not call me to deny anything as proof of its accuracy!

That said, I must now make a small correction to the original story, as my eyewitness can no longer vouch for one of the more minor details. He is no longer certain that it was, in fact, Bigfoot he saw with the Senator and Ms. Stewart that night:

It was dark, my binoculars were fogged up, I suppose it could have been Chewbacca... they sort of look alike. I could have been mistaken. I don't know."

In light of this revelation, the Right Place vows to investigate the matter more thoroughly now that the damage is, seemingly, already done.

I would also like to take this opportunity to dispel a number of rumors that are circulating on the web.

First of all, there is absolutely no truth to the suggestion that I am, in reality, Karl Rove. There is also no truth to the rumor that he is the source of the affidavit nor that he was involved in any way with placing a copy of said affidavit on the desk of Senator Clinton's intern.

Secondly, I can neither confirm, nor deny, that my source for this story is former President Bill Clinton, who was reportedly sighted at the Kinko's in Abilene, Texas at around the same time the affidavit was faxed to me. I can only restate for the record that my source is "unimpeachable"!

Furthermore, I had no idea that Mr. Sasquatch was the leading candidate to run on the Green Party ticket in 2006 against Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) and any implication that my publication of the story may have been politically motivated is outrageous!

As an aside to Lorie Byrd of PoliPundit and the guys at Ankle Biting Pundits: "The Sasquatchewan Incident"??? That's the best you can do???

Finally, until someone can come forth with proof positive that this story is false, the Right Place stands by its shoddy reporting. It is not up to me to prove that what I have asserted is true, it is up to all of you to prove, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that I am wrong!

Related Stories:
Hillary Clinton's Secret Love Affair Exposed!
Bigfoot Takes His Own Life!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: Bigfoot Takes His Own Life!

I regret to pass along the following.

KRAP-TV in Jackson, Wyoming is reporting that earlier today, Bigfoot took his own life in front of numerous witnesses at Yellowstone National Park:

Tragedy struck this morning at Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, when a mysterious 10-foot-tall individual, covered in body hair, whom officials believe to be the elusive creature known as Bigfoot, was killed after hurling himself into the boiling hot water and steam spewing forth from this once magnificent natural wonder. We spoke to several eyewitnesses who were on the scene for this bizarre and tragic event.

"I've never seen anything like it," said Crystal Ball, an investment manager from California, "He just came running out of the trees screaming 'It isn't true! It isn't true!' The park rangers tried to stop him, but he made a beeline for the geyser, just as it erupted! There was nothing they could do! There was nothing anyone could do! (Weeping.) It was just so awful!"

"He mumbled something about lies on the Internet," said Dan Svever, a retired truck driver from Tennessee, "He screamed 'I did not have sex with that woman, not one time, not ever!' Then he was gone. It was terrible... tragic. The smell of boiled hair... that was the worst part, the smell."

"It was so cool!" said 10-year-old Justin Case, visiting with his family from Wisconsin, "Everyone started screaming and then I saw this really big guy covered with fur, and then he jumped and pfffftttt! That was totally awesome!"

Park official Woody Forester had this to say at a press conference just moments ago: "Good afternoon. Thank you for coming. I would like to make a statement right now, but there will be no questions taken at this time. It is with great sadness that I report the tragic loss today of not one, but two great national treasures. Earlier this morning the creature known as Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, hurled himself into the plume of steam being emitted from Old Faithful Geyser here in Yellowstone National Park during one of its regular eruptions. Tragically, he did not survive. Also, geological experts from the National Park Service report that the geyser is now completely clogged with hair and they are convinced that no amount of Metamucil will help to clear it. I do have some good news to report, however. I saved a lot of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico!"

The Right Place regrets the tragic losses of both Bigfoot and Old Faithful.


Related Story: Hillary Clinton's Secret Love Affair Exposed!

UPDATE 5/18: The Right Place Stands By Its Story!

RIGHT PLACE EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's Secret Love Affair Exposed!

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), the former First Lady and leading contender for the 2008 Democrat Presidential nomination, has been caught red-handed in an extra-marital tryst with none other than the mysterious and elusive Bigfoot!

The Right Place has obtained a sworn eyewitness affidavit, faxed from a Kinko's Copies in Abilene, Texas, stating that the famed Sasquatch and the Senator were seen cavorting together at Barbra Streisand's private ski chalet in the Colorado mountains. My unimpeachable source, who must remain anonymous, has said that while he can produce no photographic or documentary evidence of said hanky-panky, he can state, unequivocally, that it is "totally and completely 100% quite possibly true - cross my heart, hope to die, stick a thousand needles in my eye!"

This eyewitness, whom I am certain to be a man of character as I met him once for approximately 5 minutes when we crossed paths in a Peoria, IL Stuckey's several years ago, also reports that he observed the two lovebirds dining together on a dinner of roast spotted owl and sauteed puppy livers prepared by none other than Martha Stewart, and that they were both using genuine American flags for napkins! Afterwards, all three of them, Ms. Stewart included, stripped each other nude and enjoyed soaking and giggling in a hot tub for awhile, drinking heavily and snorting some form of white powdery substance, which the eyewitness believes to have been cocaine! They then retired together to the boudoir for a night of raucous, passionate sex!

The Right Place had an associate place an illegible 15th generation photocopy of the affidavit in question under a pile of papers on an intern's desk at the Senator's New York offices ten minutes ago, and when no one called to deny the story, took that as an affirmation of its complete and total veracity and made no further attempt to contact the Senator or anyone else remotely connected to her or any of the other principals involved and rushed to post this hot and sordid tale! After all, if such unvetted horseplop is good enough for the mainstream media, then why the hell should I care if it's actually true?*

*The Right Place refuses to take one iota of responsibility for posting this ridiculous story or any possible resulting consequences, so there!

UPDATE: Tragic development!

UPDATE 5/18: The Right Place Stands By Its Story!


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Monday, May 16, 2005

Newsweak Channels Emily Litella: "What? Oh. Nevermind!"

Put a fork in another liberal MSM outlet. They're done. Finished. Doomed. They could save a lot of time and effort by just turning out the lights and locking the door. There is nothing they can do or say that will ever get their reputation out of the sewer, where they have joined CBS News, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times at the absolute bottom of the sludge.

Why have I not blogged about this latest MSM outrage until now? Simple. I would have been nothing more than another small voice in a very large chorus. But I feel the need to put in at least $.02 worth on it, so here it is...

I think I best summed up my thoughts on the matter on a PoliPundit thread in the middle of the night last night in response to a troll trying to defend the (indefensible) magazine:

Just how is this crap “newsworthy"?

It is sensationalistic, pure and simple!

If you know that by publishing a story (that is unverifiable by Newsweek’s own admission, BTW) that you could cause outbreaks of anti-American fervor worldwide among a group of people with a known propensity for violence and killing that take any insult to their religious beliefs as an attack on them personally and an excuse to gin up the masses, do you publish the f***ing story or do you stop and say, “Gee, maybe we ought to at least be absolutely 100% certain of this before we run with it, and even then, perhaps the consequences would be too grave.”

Or do you do like these asshats and just say “Great! A new Abu Ghraib type scandal! A chance to embarrass Bush and the military and sell lots of copy! Print it!”

It’s as simple as that!

(Spelling error corrected.)

If you want the goods on Newsweak's shameless debacle try some of these:

Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit
[Pay particular attention to any comments by the soldier and patriot known as Oak Leaf, he is an inspiration.]

Jayson Javitz at PoliPundit
[Jayson link is the same as the one I quoted myself from above.]

Scared Monkeys

Michelle Malkin

Power Line


Captain's Quarters

Gateway Pundit

here; here and here with a round-up here.

The Anchoress has an e-mail with a soldier's perspective (hat-tip Kevin at Rathergate.com).

Little Green Footballs tears the MSM apologists a new one with a page from an al-Qaeda handbook (hat-tip Kevin at Rathergate.com).

The Moderate Voice offers a fantastic round-up (hat-tip Tom at Scared Monkeys).

And all of that but is a mere grain of sand on the blogosphere beachhead!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Boston Globe Poll Numbers on Gay Marriage Are More Than a Bit Fishy...

Just how DOES the liberal MSM keep coming up with these ridiculous poll numbers???

Try this one on for size: In the wake of an avalanche of backlash against legalized gay marriage all over the country - which includes recent direct voter referenda against said arrangements in no less than 17 states (AR, CA, GA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, ND, OH, OK, OR, UT) where they passed by overwhelming margins ranging from 57-43 (OR) to 86-14 (MS) - some knuckleheaded pollster finds that only "50%" of Americans oppose the idea of gay marriage! Give me a break!

I was going to launch into a rant here after I first heard this on TV this morning, but why bother when the great Jayson Javitz over at PoliPundit does it so much better than I ever could!

...[F]ar-left political organizations, such as the Boston Globe, have sunk way below denial.

They’re in political reality comas. Even basic cognition of the world outside of their cocoons no longer is possible for them.

Also not to be missed, the no less than brilliant Will Franklin breaks down the numbers.

We're talking a 18 point swing away from the traditional position, and a 9 point swing toward the pro-gay marriage position, just on the basis of question wording.

The MSM is going to force their agenda down our throats... or die trying!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Bloglighting - Hog on Ice

Okay, this is too good to keep to myself, so without further adieu, it is time for an impromptu Bloglighting!

If you need a laugh... or two... or three... or a few dozen... Okay, if you want to fall out of your chair laughing so hard you can hardly catch your breath, you need to acquaint yourself with a fellow by the name of Steve H. Graham.

Steve is an attorney from the "Holy City" of Coral Gables, Florida and is the wicked wit behind a blogolicious creation called Hog on Ice, which has quickly risen through the ranks of my daily "must read" addictions. Why? Here is just a small sample of the types of things that can be found on this man's (PG-13) blog:

First of all, there's the recently added "ticker" at the top of the page which, as of my writing this, is flashing such things at me as:

"Behold the HOI Ticker:" (I am the Devil.)
"It Serves no Discernible Purpose." (I am sending messages via Steve's ridiculous ticker.)
"It Refuses to Display Yellow Text." (Worship me, pigs.)
"I Want to Punch it in the Face." (Reality TV was all my idea.)

Next, don't miss the recurring feature, Good Morning, Nigeria!, in which Steve actually dares to correspond with many of those spammers we all detest, promises to send them money and/or the personal information they crave and then gives them the business in ways so funny that they must be read to be believed! He claims he is writing a book based on this stunt, and I for one hope he really is! Here, in a response letter to one of the spammers, is just a sample of the kind of lunacy he engages in with them:

You are very welcome for my email! I enjoyed typing it! A few years back, I hyperextended both thumbs while milking a lactating sloth at the Lomotil Zoological Gardens and Fungus Arboretum. My chiropractor, Dr. Ramaswami Vindaloo, says typing is the only activity that will keep them from seizing up on me. Well, he mentioned one other activity, but it made me feel like slapping him.

And be sure not to miss the celebrity cameos by the likes of Wile E. Coyote, Herman Munster, Barney Rubble and Mrs. Butterworth. By the way, the funniest part of the whole bit has to be the fake passport pictures he has created! When I saw the one for "Stephanie Hopkins", I nearly busted a gut! (Those of you well-versed in Washington politics will get it immediately.)

Do yourself a favor, scroll down to the bottom of the page and read them from bottom to top so as to keep them in proper chronological order. It helps.

Steve also frequently shares recipes and food preparation tales about stuff so rich and fattening, you'll gain 10 pounds just reading about it!

He has been known to occasionally gives us glimpses into the minds of his two pet birds, Marvin & Maynard.

Tell us tales of his wacky ex-girlfriend.

And his politics are definitely right-of-center:

I wonder what liberals will do next to sell their product. Here's an idea: how about printing liberal slogans on rolling papers? Imagine. You're sitting in your mom's basement with your liberal buddies, you pull out a sheet of TOP, and (assuming you can read after being taught by liberals for eighteen years) you see the phrase "NO BLOOD FOR OIL!" or "SELECTED NOT ELECTED" or "KARL MARX IS SEXY."

How about this: pacifiers with handles shaped like the heads of liberal politicians. Get babies used to thinking of the government as a big, juicy, liberal tit they can suck when things don't go their way.

And as if all that weren't enough, Steve's sense of humor is so vast, one blog can't possibly contain it! Enter Huffington's Toast, the blogosphere's latest and greatest parody site that appeared almost in perfect synch with Arianna Huffington's bloated and pompous Huffington Post. (No, Arianna, you may not have a link!) It's all hush, hush as to who is involved in it, but Steve has copped to playing a major roll in setting it up.

The pictures are hilarious (My favorite so far? Harry Reid), the articles are funny as Hell and even better are some of the links on the site's "Blogroll." Want to know what's so funny about the links on the Blogroll? Click a few! [HINT: Pick some of the celebrity (Barbra Streisand, Michael Moore, etc.), lefty (Air America, Daily Kos, etc.), MSM (The New York Times, etc.) or mega-blogger (Hugh Hewitt, etc.) links.]

Run along now and have some fun! Just remember who sent you over there. You can thank me later.

UPDATE: Okay, the jig is up! Steve just fingered the rest of the culprits behind the Huffington's Toast site in the comments section of this post, but since he seems to think some people would rather have fun trying to guess who they are, I won't just simply give away the store here. You'll have to click on the link above or the following links to each of their individual blogs if you want to know. I debated whether to include the following links, but I think these folks deserve credit for their fine work. Bravo, folks! Take a bow! CULPRIT #1, CULPRIT #2, CULPRIT #3, CULPRIT #4 and CULPRIT #5

NOTE: Post corrected due to idiot me getting the man's name wrong! A thousand pardons, good sir, if you happened to see the mistake. If not, what mistake are you talking about? I don't make mistakes! In fact, this correction notice is a figment of your imagination! So there!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Police Trace Wendy's Finger to Source, Say It Points to Woman Who Claimed She Found It in Chili

Is this really any surprise at all? According to this AP News story, the mysterious finger belonged to an associate of suspect Anna Ayala's husband, who lost it in an "industrial accident" back in December.

Authorities are considering additional charges against Ayala and her husband, Davis said. "We are exploring all other options and avenues available to see that those involved in this charade will be investigated," the police chief said.

Wendy's has offered a $100,000 reward and has said it has lost millions in sales since Ayala made the claim while visiting her family in San Jose. Dozens of employees at the company's Northern California franchises also have been laid off.

Wendy's has not yet given out the award. Company spokesman Bob Bertini said officials need to talk with police to determine who should receive it.

In a statement, the company praised San Jose police and said the latest evidence vindicates its employees.

I guess we can stick a fork in this little get-rich-quick-on-a-frivolous-lawsuit hoax, this lady's goose is now pretty well cooked! Too bad she can't give Wendy's their reputation back, or those laid-off employees their jobs!

I hope she and anyone that was in on this with her end up rotting in jail for a long, long time.

GOP Wants Edgar to Run - Again

WBBM-TV, Ch. 2 in Chicago, the local See-B.S. affiliate here (so factor that in), is reporting that the GOP is pressing popular ex-Governor Jim Edgar to throw his hat in the ring and challenge vulnerable Democrat incumbent Rod Blagojevich for the right to get back in the Governor's chair.

Yes, they do seem to go running to former Gov. Edgar every election cycle only to get shot down, but this may be different.

Republican State Chairman Andy McKenna, Jr. said, “Why wouldn’t people encourage him? And to my knowledge he's not said ‘yes’ and he's not said ‘no,’ and what a wonderful thing for this party if he chose to do that.”

"I'll never say never," Jim Edgar said in a phone interview from his home near Champaign tonight. “But that's still a long way from saying yes."

Edgar has twice declined to run since retiring as Illinois Governor in 1999, but both times he was pleaded with to run for the U.S. Senate. Word has often been that a big part of the reason Edgar kept saying no was that he & his wife, Brenda, did not want to leave Illinois for Washington, D.C.. The Governorship would keep them more-or-less at home and provide a huge boost to the Republican Party's chances to re-energize themselves here.

Since Edgar left office, the Illinois GOP has gone to Hades in a handcart, largely due to the corruption linked to his unpopular successor (in both the Secretary of State's office and later the Governor's mansion), George Ryan. It's no wonder they would be working to recruit him. He would change the entire dynamics of the Governor's race from advantage Democrats to advantage Republicans. The question is, is Edgar willing to do it? Stay tuned...

UPDATE 5/15: The Chicago Tribune had some interesting news on the front page this morning, Governor's ratings tank; grand jury probes hirings

Winds of change may have put Rod Blagojevich in the governor's office, but a steady buffeting of allegations over mismanagement and "pay to play" politics have soured a growing number of Illinois voters on the first-term Democrat, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.

Blagojevich has generally enjoyed healthy approval ratings since taking office two years ago, but the survey found more voters now say they disapprove of the way he is doing his job than say they like it.

Perhaps even more troubling for Blagojevich, only one-third of voters say they want to see him re-elected next year while 45 percent say they don't, according to the poll.

The poll's findings came as an investigation by Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and Cook County State's Atty. Richard Devine, probing allegations that plum positions on state boards and commissions were traded for campaign donations to Blagojevich, entered the subpoena stage.

Sources close to the investigation said more than 20 grand jury subpoenas, seeking documents involving Blagojevich appointees, had been handed out by prosecutors....

...The job-trading allegations are but one of a steady series of problems that has sent Blagojevich's job approval rating crashing to 35 percent among the 1,200 likely voters surveyed in the Tribune/WGN-TV survey. Another 44 percent said they disapproved of the governor's job performance, while 21 percent had no opinion.

The poll, conducted by Market Shares Corp. of Mt. Prospect from May 5-10, has an error margin of 3 percentage points....

The poll has some disastrous internals for Gov. Blogojevich as well! Read the whole article!

Alexander K. McClure of PoliPundit has his eye on this as well.

I wonder what Mr. Edgar is thinking right about now, don't you?

UPDATE 5/16: Welcome Daly Thoughts readers! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the great Gerry Daly for the link!

The Chicago Tribune has more on a possible Edgar run. (Registration required.)

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ordered NOT to Do Their Jobs!

I don't know what to say here, folks, other than... THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE!

Check out this unbelievable article from the Friday, May 13 edition of the Washington Times, Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona:

U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned.

More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration.

"It was clear to everyone here what was being said and why," said one veteran agent. "The apprehensions were not to increase after the Minuteman volunteers left. It was as simple as that."

Like they say, read the whole thing!

Hat-tip: The Drudge Report

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Rumor: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi May Be Badly Injured or Dead!

Before we all get too excited about this one, nothing has been confirmed as of yet and, as you likely know, there is no bigger rumor-mill in world history than the Internet, but just in case it turns out to be true...

Several signs are pointing to the demise of Iraq's Most Wanted Terrorbot!

Details are available at Scared Monkeys (Red gets the hat-tip), Gateway Pundit and The Jawa Report.

See-B.S. Does It Again! Ken Starr Quoted Out of Context, Misquote Used by Media, Democrats to Attack GOP on "Nuclear Option"

Not content to have their reputation in mere tatters over the phony Texas Air National Guard Documents they used to try to smear President Bush just before the election last fall, CBS News has apparently picked up another shovel and started digging itself a new grave!

In an interview that was run on the CBS Evening News on Monday and picked up all over the MSM, including this AP news story, CBS purported to show former Federal Appeals Court Judge and Whitewater Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr slamming the Republicans in the U.S. Senate who would back the so-called "nuclear option" to end the Democrats' 4-year filibuster of numerous qualified judges:

Kenneth Starr — an appeals court judge on the D.C. circuit from 1983-1989 — came out against the Republican plan to ban judicial filibusters on Monday. He told CBS Evening News that it is a "radical, radical departure from our history and our traditions, and it amounts to an assault on the judicial branch of government."

(Emphasis added.)

Score one for the Democrats and their cohorts in the media, right? What a coup! The much hated, much maligned Ken Starr, a conservative and a former judge, calling the "nuclear option" to end the filibusters "radical!"

Not so fast!

Ramesh Ponnuru at NRO's The Corner in an article entitled Ken Starr's Real Views smelled something fishy and went straight to the horse's mouth:

CBS, AP, and other outlets reported earlier this week that Starr had said that getting rid of the judicial filibuster would be a "radical, radical departure from our history and our traditions, and it amounts to an assault on the judicial branch of government."

This seemed like a very odd thing for Starr to say, so I contacted him.

He forwarded to me an email he had sent to someone else who had asked about this matter:

"In the piece that I have now seen, and which I gather is being lavishly quoted, CBS employed two snippets. The 'radical departure' snippet was specifically addressed -- although this is not evidenced whatever from the clip -- to the practice of invoking judicial philosopy as a grounds for voting against a qualified nominee of integrity and experience. I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong. I contrasted the current practice . . . with what occurred during Ruth Ginsburg's nomination process, as numerous Republicans voted (rightly) to confirm a former ACLU staff lawyer. They disagreed with her positions as a lawyer, but they voted (again, rightly) to confirm her. Why? Because elections, like ideas, have consequences. . . . In the interview, I did indeed suggest, and have suggested elsewhere, that caution and prudence be exercised (Burkean that I am) in shifting/modifying rules (that's the second snippet), but I likewise made clear that the 'filibuster' represents an entirely new use (and misuse) of a venerable tradition. . . .

"[O]ur friends are way off base in assuming that the CBS snippets, as used, represent (a) my views, or (b) what I in fact said.

(Emphasis added.)

Okay folks. Time to let CBS have it with both barrels until they can prove with an unedited tape that they did not quote Mr. Starr out of context in such a way as to completely change the meaning of his words from being against the Democrats' position on judicial filibusters to vehemently opposed to the Republicans' proposed solution. Barring that, they better issue an immediate retraction and apology or prepare for the onslaught. This will NOT be allowed to stand!!!

Spread the word, my fellow bloggers! To arms! To arms!

Hat-tip: Right Pundit


UPDATE: The blogstorm has begun!

CJ (aka "Rumplemintz") is all over it at VRWC#1 Member:

We must demand that CBS register as a democrat 527 just like moveon.org.

UPDATE: Media Research Center has posted a scathing article entitled CBS Twists Starr Rebuke of Democrats Into Blast at GOP on Judges:

Monday's CBS Evening News, Ken Starr has charged, distorted soundbites from him in order to clearly imply that he had denounced the GOP plan to block Democratic filibusters of judicial nominees as "a radical departure from our history and from our traditions, and it amounts to an assault on the judicial branch of government." Gloria Borger had set up that bite: "Many conservatives consider the fight over judges their political Armageddon. But conservative icon and former federal Judge Ken Starr says it's gotten out of control."...

Borger can't claim she didn't have first-hand knowledge of what Starr said in the interview since the video clips played by CBS showed her sitting in a seat a couple of feet from him....

The article also includes a full transcript of the interview as broadcast!

UPDATE: Look out! John Hinderaker at Power Line, the blogosphere's heavy-lifter on MSM foul-ups and bane of CBS's existence, is on the trail! See his post entitled Where's That Video Tape?:

As we have noted repeatedly, the mainstream media have pulled out all the stops to support the Democrats on the filibuster. This, though, would appear to be over the line. It is also being reported that Starr has asked for a copy of the video of his interview and been turned down by CBS, but I haven't yet seen that in writing anywhere....

Hat-tip to CJ for spotting it first!

UPDATE: Charles Johnson weighs in over at mega-blog and Rathergate heavyweight Little Green Footballs.

You have to dig some of the comments on that thread, like this one from Gagdad Bob:

Ken Starr will forever be known as the guy who tangled with a sleazy political operation with no regard for the truth. Oh yes, and the man who investigated the Clintons.

UPDATE: Ouch! Just found this from Andrew over at Confirm Them (should have checked them out much earlier, darn it!), The Fake CBS Interview of Ken Starr:

Rush Limbaugh today read aloud an email from Ken Starr. According to Starr’s email, CBS took his answer from a question about whether judicial nominees should be examined on their judicial philosophy as opposed to their qualifications, and made it seem as though it were an answer to a question about the so-called “nuclear option.” CBS is now refusing to give Judge Starr the entire transcript of the interview.

Refusing to give Starr a copy of the full transcript? That's rich! Gee, I wonder why?

Check out Rush Limbaugh's comments on the whole affair, CBS Lied: Ken Starr Taken Out of Context:

This is serious. This is a specific attempt to malign Ken Starr, to misquote him, to take him out of context, and to use the out-of-context snippet or sound bite as an attempt to rally people against the Republicans and their triggering of the nuclear option....

...From now on whenever CBS does anything under the guise of news, that purports to shift the discussion on an ideological basis they are not to be trusted. There is a reason nobody is watching the CBS Evening News anymore, and it's not who anchors it. It's who's producing this garbage and who's putting this garbage together. Maybe in part the anchors here and there, but the bottom line is: CBS News cannot be trusted, because CBS News is not news. It's CBS commentary and editorializing under the guise of news. They are having to still make things up, take things out of context, basically lie about what people have said, in order to further an agenda, and the agenda in this case is, as usual at CBS, to harm Republicans and conservatives -- and in this case they used Ken Starr to do it....

...I wanted to pass this on to you and get it out there because to me it's huge. It is gigantic. It is. It is beyond irresponsible because it was done purposely. It can't be irresponsible and purposely done at the same time. Irresponsible would mean somebody wasn't paying attention. This is worse than irresponsible. It's dishonest. It's cheating. It's whatever you want to attach to it. But from now on I'm going to promise you anything comes from CBS, screw it. The first impression is going to be just like when I read the New York Times: Gee, what if that's true?

(Emphasis by author.)

Go get 'em, oh Great Maharushie! Read the whole thing! He has the full text of the e-mail from Starr included, as read on the air, as well as more stinging commentary.


UPDATE 5/13: Welcome PoliPundit, Brainster's Blog and Right Pundit readers! Thanks for the links, folks!

This story is now en fuego! Here are the latest links:

Lorie Byrd swoops in from PoliPundit: Starrgate?

Right Pundit updates: And the Heat Begins

Iron Teakettle was also among the first to blow the whistle: Ken Starr Defends Himself: Says CBS "Cut and Pasted" His Interview to Give Totally Erroneous Impression

Patterico's Pontifications was on it yesterday, too: CBS Distorts Ken Starr Comments About Filibusters of Judicial Nominees

Ace of Spades ante's up: CBS News: Still Fabricating, Still Forging Ahead

Wizbang! pops off: CBS Distorts Quote By Ken Starr To Attack GOP On Filibusters

Wizbang! also points us to the CBS News Video Clip

Captain Ed is on board: Did Ken Starr Bash The Byrd Option?

Lucianne Goldberg has this little nugget: CBS Lied: Ken Starr Taken Out of Context

Steve Foreman at Political Fan has audio: Political Outrage of the Week Podcast

Mickey Kaus dissents, says Rush is all wet: Rush Limbaugh vs. Gloria Borger

Patterico responds to Kaus: Response to Kaus re CBS Distortion of Starr Remarks

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

One of Those Days!

I am trying to stay calm and not "blog angry" about my wonderful site host, Blogger.com, but I must admit my patience is wearing wafer thin today.

After first waiting out an electrical storm and then dealing with and finally overcoming irritating problems with my ISP continually dropping me after only a couple of minutes each time I tried to connect earlier today, I managed to perform my Wictory Wednesday duties, but, alas, I could not post my latest Bloglighting feature on Brainster's Blog. I never got to the "publishing" page, instead I kept receiving timeout errors from my browser (Safari 1.0.3). After several unsuccessful tries, I figure, what the heck? I'll try to post it using Netscape. Didn't work there either. Okay, how about using Internet Explorer? Nope. Back to Safari. After several more unsuccessful tries, I gave up for awhile. After a timeout, I returned and tried again (having been intelligent enough after past experiences to save the post to a word processing program on my computer). Hey, what do you know? Success!

Wait a minute... now the post appears not once, but twice. Okay, I'll just delete the earlier, now duplicate post, right? So I go into edit, choose to delete the post, and confirm my command. No problem. Except, and here's the fun part, my browser gets hung up on the publishing page after it goes into a never-ending loop at 0%... 0%... 0%... etc.. After about 10 minutes of this, I shut down the browser and then re-log in. I still have two identical posts, but guess what? The second one is not really there, at least not according to blogger's editing program, so I can't delete it. God, I love this hobby somedays!

Anyhow, I am not certain whether the 2nd post will stay or will suddenly vanish on its own, so if you want to comment or link to it, please go with the one nearest the top of the page. Your humble and somewhat frazzled pundit thanks you.

I think I'll call it a day with the posting. I need some fresh air before I damage my poor computer's little keys with my pounding fingers!

UPDATE: Oops! I almost forget to thank Yahoo! Mail for its wonderful contribution to my day, too! When I first logged in this morning, I got a blank screen for an inbox! Refreshing had no effect! Took a change of browsers to beat the bug. Aaaahhh, ain't computers wonderful?

Bloglighting - Brainster's Blog

In the second installment of my new regular feature here at The Right Place, I will focus my attention, and hopefully yours, on yet another of the best blogs that I have found in my frequent travels through the blogosphere.

Today's bloglight shines on yet another blog I deem responsible for helping to get me on the blogosphere map: Brainster's Blog, home of blogger Pat Curley.

Even before I first published the Evaluating Congress posts (Part 1) (Part 2) that gave this blog wings back in late February, Pat had already honored me with a place on his blogroll, giving me life on the Truth Laid Bear Ecosystem (where I have proudly been a Flappy Bird for sometime now) and putting the blogging fire back in my belly, which helped me to complete my long-lingering and somewhat tedious Congressional evaluation project. After that project's completion, I simply posted it, figuring a few people might see it and that was that. One of the people that did happen to see it was Pat Curley, and he was sufficiently impressed with my hard work to pass along an e-mail to Lorie Byrd of PoliPundit fame, who posted a link to my project on that mega-blog and before I could say "Holy SiteMeter, Batman!" - instalanche!

Well, Pat, it is obvious I owe you a great debt of gratitude, so consider this feature a bit of payback in some small way - and thanks!

After starting out his blogging life as "Brain Death" in the old Usenet format, Pat later came to fame as one of the gang at the group blog Kerry Haters. He is also a key part of its successor, Lifelike Pundits and recently began to publish another blog dedicated to his passion for old comic books called Silver Age Comics. As if that weren't enough to keep the man busy, he has also dipped his fingers into an anti-Hillary Clinton blog entitled Stop Hill! and an anti-John McCain blog named Stop McCain, both of which seem to be in the very early stages of development at this time. Tell me, Pat, just what do you do in your spare time, anyway?

Pat is a kind soul who often highlights smaller blogs (like mine) and offers tips to inexperienced bloggers. He is also a very gifted writer in his own right and well worth a regular read! So don't just sit there, go check him out!

Afterwards, why not check out some of the individual blogs from some of his worthy colleagues from Lifelike Pundits: Kitty at Kitty Litter, Pam Meister at Blogmeister USA or Prof. Shade at ProfShade. Lest I forget, I wanted to be sure to mention the other fine Lifelike Pundits, Aaron (formerly of Something to Cry About) and Dodo David, who are dedicated to that wonderful site to the exclusion of any current outside projects of which I am aware. Keep up the great work, folks!

Wictory Wednesday: May 11, 2005

Today, the Wictory Wednesday bloggers are banding together to help out an old friend: Senator John Forbes Kerry (Jackass-MA).

You see, poor Senator Heinz Kerry seems to be unable to find a copy of form SF-180, the form he promised 101 days ago, on national television no less, to sign. Signing said form would publicly release Senator Kerry's military records and clear up any issues over such trivial things as the Swift Vets' "lies" about him or the medical treatments he received for the injuries that led to his 3 Band-Aids Purple Hearts or whether he was originally given a discharge that was anything less than Honorable or whether his records were sanitized during the Carter Administration... little things like that.

If you would like to help Senator Kerry fulfill his promise, you can do so by faxing him a copy of form SF-180, available here.

The Senator's fax numbers are as follows:

Washington D.C. - (202) 224-8525
Boston, MA - (617) 248-3870
Springfield, MA - (413) 736-1049
Fall River, MA - (508) 677-0275

On behalf a certain-to-be-grateful Senator Kerry, I thank you!


Today is Wictory Wednesday. Every Wednesday, hundreds of bloggers ask their readers to donate to an important Republican campaign.

If you're a blogger, you can join Wictory Wednesdays by e-mailing PoliPundit at wictory@blogsforbush.com. He'll add you to the Wictory Wednesday blogroll. He'll also send you a reminder e-mail every Wednesday, explaining which candidate to support that day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Father Arrested in Stabbing Deaths of Two Little Girls

Updating my post from yesterday, I figured anyone who hasn't yet heard might want to know: Police think they have their man... and it is none other than the father of one of the girls!

Given this guy's history, I'm not all that surprised the cops zeroed in on him so quickly.

If he's found guilty, I hope they fry the creep! 'Nuff said.

Happy Anniversary, Weasel!

John F. Kerry (Jackass-MA) has now gone 100 days since promising, on national television, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records... and he still has not lived up to his promise.

What's the matter, Johnny? Can't find a pen?

In honor of this auspicious occassion, I will reprint my list of things John Kerry must accomplish before he gets around to signing form SF-180, which I originally posted in the comments section on PoliPundit on March 27th.


From the Home Office in Crawford, Texas:

The Top Ten Things John Kerry Must Accomplish Before He Will Get Around to Signing Form SF-180:

10. Reverse the rotation of the earth so that the sun rises in the west.

9. Raise Christopher Reeve from the dead, and make him walk!

8. Spin straw into gold.

7. Actually show up for work once in a while.

6. Play a round of golf on Mars.

5. Help O.J. find the “real killers.”

4. Walk on water.

3. Solve Pi to the very last digit.

2. Travel back in time, win Ohio and become President.

and the number one thing John Kerry must accomplish before signing form SF-180:

Arm wrestle with God… and win!


Meanwhile, the Kerry SF-180 Clock on the right side of this blog just keeps on ticking along...

A Slip of the Tongue That Really Says It All!

It seems that Sen. Carl Levin (Jackass-MI) let the cat out of the proverbial bag on This Week with George Snuffleupagus (Jackass-MSM) according to Mark Kilmer at Red State.

Levin declared that "we should not give up on the principle" of the right to filibuster judges, including Supreme Court nominees. He said that it was "important to have the power of minority rule." He quickly corrected, "Not minority rule." He added that "we should not throw out the rule book."

(Emphasis added.)

Minority rule??? The unmitigated gall! Someone ought to throw the damned rule book at his thick head!

We need to so totally pound the Democrats out of existence, they could hold a party caucus in a D.C. phone booth!

Hat-tip: Andrew at Confirm Them.

Life Imitates Cartoons!

Fans of the Simpsons may get a kick out of this little news item I just stumbled across. Gee, Unky Herb would be so proud!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Attention Firefox Users!

If you are running the Mozilla Firefox browser, you need to be aware of this!

Just thought you should know.

Now That's Using Your Noodle!

Check out this series of photographs from a college graduation ceremony where Gov. Christine Gregoire (Jackass Fraud-WA) was the commencement speaker. Seems some enterprising graduates found a very clever way to make their feelings about their state's Thief Executive known! Bravo, folks! Bravo!

Hat-tip: Ace of Spades.

Go Get 'Em, Boys!

Coalition and Iraqi forces are once again on the offensive, apparently acting on some fresh intel related to the capture of one of Zarqawi's top lieutenants. Keep the pressure on the bad guys and good luck! Let's hope they get that slimy jackal Zarqawi himself soon.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, our forces press on with the fight against the Taliban.

As horrible as any losses are for the good guys, one can't help but notice the disparity in the numbers of casualties in the latest fighting. But sssshhhhhh, someone might begin to suspect we are winning if word of this gets out!

To our troops and their families: Thank you for your service and your sacrifice and God bless you all.


I have been watching the local TV news here in the Chicagoland area and just saw a news conference about this story.

Two beautiful little girls, 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias, 2nd grade classmates, are dead, murdered by an unknown assailant in a wooded area near a bike path in a north suburban park in the city of Zion near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. The coroner said that the initial examination of the bodies yielded no evidence of sexual assault. They were both stabbed multiple times. The police currently have no leads. If you have any information, call police at 847-872-8000.

This kind of thing has to make any normal person sick. Stories like this are becoming all too common. Please pray for the families and friends of these two little girls. And to whoever did this, may you soon face justice.

Blogging for (MSM) Dummies

I just read an excellent article on blogging by Superhawk over at Rightwing Nuthouse, which "Fisks" a clueless NYT piece by Adam Cohen (NYT registration required). Even the comments Superhawk elicits are intriguing.

Hat-tip: Pat Curley of Brainster's Blog.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Here's One Sure to Get Your Blood Boiling!

If you haven't read this article from Tony Snow yet, you really need to click on the link and do so!

Senators Byron Dorgan, John Kerry and Richard Durbin pulled a fast one last week on their congressional colleagues. They tried to bury forever documents alleging that senior government officials tried to transform portions of the IRS and the Justice Department into a goon squad for attacking political enemies and aiding political friends.

Naturally, they didn't declare their intentions openly. Instead, Sen. Dorgan attached an innocent looking amendment to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill that will fund government operations after September 30...

Who could these three Senate Jackasses be trying to protect, pray tell?

...Former FBI Director Louis Freeh insisted on the appointment of an Independent Counsel in 1995 after learning that then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros shuttled payments to his mistress without reporting them to the IRS. Once the news went public, Cisneros resigned from office, his previously promising political career in tatters. He later admitted to a misdemeanor and paid a fine of $10,000. President Clinton pardoned him in 2001.

Dorgan's bill would shut down the 10-year probe conducted by Independent Counsel David Barrett's investigation, but it would add something unprecedented in the case of special or independent counsels: it would prevent the publication of the counsel's report on the case. A decade's worth of investigations — sworn testimony, documentation of alleged abuses, grand-jury proceedings, etc. — would vanish without a trace.

In this instance, that would mean burying charges that key officials in the Justice Department and the IRS abused their power by going easy on Cisneros and targeting political opponents of Bill Clinton. Those charges — not the Cisneros case — have served as the focal point of Barrett's investigation for the last several years.

This story is dynamite! Read the whole thing! Then act to make certain this cover-up is never allowed to stand! Tony Snow provides contact information for the key Senators and House Members involved.

Hat-tip: My Dad! (Again.) Thanks!

More News You've Probably Never Heard...

BLOGGER X: Have you been following the big Hillary Clinton fundraising scandal?

JOE AVERAGE: The what???

BLOGGER X: The Hillary Clinton fundraising scandal. There's a trial about to get under way on Tuesday in Los Angeles related to it. You mean to tell me you haven't heard anything about this?


BLOGGER X: Guess you get your news from the network newscasts or CNN then, huh?

JOE AVERAGE: Yeah. And I read several major newspapers, too! Well, not the whole papers, but the top headlines. I also listen to NPR. I thought I was keeping myself well-informed! I know all about how George W. Bush is the worst President in world history, that Tom DeLay is a crook and John Bolton is the meanest man alive, about how badly we are losing the War in Iraq, how the Republicans want to destroy the Constitution to steamroll extremist right-wing judges onto the bench so they can force their ultra-reactionary Religious Doctrine on unsuspecting Americans, all about how terrible this depressionesque economy really is and how Bush wants to destroy Social Security, but I haven't heard a thing about this. Are you sure it's real???

BLOGGER X: Figures!


Yes, folks, it is real. And it is about to blow up in Hillary's face, in spite of what the mainstream press does or does not do with this story.

I just love this particular quote from the AP story linked to above:

"David I don't think deserves to go to jail," co-organizer Aaron Tonken said in a recent interview from prison, where he is serving 63 months for unrelated charges of defrauding charities of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Nothing like a great character witness ready to go to bat on your behalf, huh?

Hat-tip: My Dad! Thanks.

Happy Mother's Day!

A very happy Mother's Day wish goes out to all of the Moms out there and to all of those that love them!

May God bless you, one and all!

Name That Hypocrite!

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) just won a premium spot on my list of favorite Senators with this ongoing feature on his official Senate website!

Hat-Tip: Will Franklin.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

It seems Senate Inferiority Leader Harry Reid (Jackass-NV), called President Bush a "loser" in front of an audience of high schoolers.

How quaint.

The equally infantile responses seem to flow into one's mind, don't they?

"I know you are, but what am I?"
"It takes one to know one!"
"Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle!"

But I like this one the best:

Want to see a real loser, Senator Reid? Just find the nearest mirror!

Hat-Tip: Betsy Newmark via Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Bloglighting - PoliPundit

In the first of a new and soon-to-be regular feature here at The Right Place, I will focus my attention, and hopefully yours, on the best blogs that I have found in my frequent travels through the blogosphere.

There can be no choice to kick off this new feature other than PoliPundit, the site to whom I owe my very existence as a blogger.

PoliPundit is easily one of the premiere political weblogs on all of the world wide web and helped me and many other conservatives get through the often bitter 2004 election season. I began reading PoliPundit when I stumbled across it while searching for more details on the Rathergate scandal (a term coined by a PoliPundit reader, no less) early last September, but it wasn't until late October that I first posted a comment on a PoliPundit thread under the pseudonym "Mr. Right" (which I couldn't believe no one had taken on before me). This led to a bubbling desire on my part to get more involved in the effort to get out the Conservative vote and to keep the light of truth shining on the Liberally biased mass media and the Democrats, which, in turn, led me to start my own blog. So, in a very real sense, I owe an awful lot to all of the folks at PoliPundit, bloggers and fellow regular commenters alike. Thank you!

PoliPundit is a group blog made up of 5 incredibly talented bloggers, starting, naturally, with PoliPundit, a self-described "non-white recent legal immigrant" residing in the State of Washington. Beyond that, however, not much is known of the mysterious "Poli" including his or her gender! But two things are certain, Poli knows how to blog and Poli knows how to spot blogging talent in others! PoliPundit also is responsible for starting Wictory Wednesdays, in which this blogger is a proud participant!

Lorie Byrd is from North Carolina and is a stay-at-home mother to 4-year-old and 8-year-old girls. She is also the wife of a former marine who served in the Gulf War, which gives her a unique perspective on defense and national security matters. Lorie's contributions to the blogosphere often include a wide mix of pop culture and politics and she is very gracious about linking to other bloggers, like myself. In fact, she is one of the folks whom I deem responsible for putting me on the map - thanks, Lorie! Lorie also has her own blog, Byrd Droppings, which I highly recommend.

D.J. Drummond hails from Houston, Texas and is a gifted writer with a knack for contributing detailed analyses of a variety of news-related events. He is also quite the history buff, which helps to hone his perspective. D.J.'s own blog, Stolen Thunder, is another blog well-worth a regular read.

Jayson Javitz is an attorney and investment manager from Sacramento, California, and a personal favorite of mine. He is often somewhat abrasive and loaded with sarcasm, much like myself. On top of it all, Jayson, who is nothing if not prolific, somehow manages to regularly update his own fabulous blog, Political Vice Squad, which is another daily must read!

UPDATE 5/5: Terrible news - If you want to check out Jayson's own blog, Political Vice Squad, you better hurry! The good news is, he is staying put at PoliPundit (thank God)!

Alexander K. McClure lives in Pennsylvania and is the poll-watcher and political race junkie of the group. Alex is in all his glory when election season heats up, but still pops in from time to time to whet our appetites with the latest polls and news of who is or isn't running for what office come the next round.

PoliPundit is a daily must read for me. If I can get on the Internet, it is usually my first stop. If you, like me, are a Conservative political junkie, I cannot recommend it highly enough! So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

More bloglighting to come...

War on Terror Update: Don't Tell Anyone, But We're Winning!

The mainstream media and their good friends in the Democrat Party must be on the verge of tears today, as America received not one, but two items of great news in the War on Terror!

First, there is this story about the apparent poor state of morale of the Iraqi Terrorists, oops, I mean "insurgents." Who, by the way, are still beating us no matter what you read, damn it!

Then, there is this gem about the capture of another key al-Qaeda figure in Pakistan. Note the reference to the "deeply conservative" Pakistani province in the fifth paragraph. A not-so-subtle attempt to link American political conservatives to al-Qaeda militants, maybe? Cute, huh?

Woe is the media. But don't cry for them, they can still bury it somewhere near the obits or the cookie recipes. That way no one will notice we're winning! Ssssshhhh!

BTW: What's the over/under on any of the "Big 3" network newscasts leading with either one of these stories tonight? I'd put my money on Lynndie England as lead if I were a betting man!