December 20, 2005

Well, That's One Book

. . . I won't read unless I feel a burning desire—and can get it on inter-library loan. Like Michael Moore, he won't see a dime of my money.

UPDATE: Against my better judgment, I've fixed the link.

Posted by Attila Girl at December 20, 2005 12:38 AM | TrackBack

I won't either, because I don't know what it is

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at December 20, 2005 08:30 AM

The antiwar groups failed to drag down President Bush in 2004. They seem to forget that a guy in Minnesota was trying to take flight lessons without landing. No one could figure out why until after Sept. 11, but at the time, access to his home and to his computer had been blocked by those same laws the Dems are bickering about now. So let's remember these naysayers and how they blocked the FBI and police from finding information which could have saved our nation from horrific attacks and slaughter of US citizens.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at December 20, 2005 09:10 AM


Posted by: beautifulatrocities at December 20, 2005 11:35 AM

Things have sure changed between then and now.

Then, our forefather’s signed the Declaration of Independence at great personal risk and sacrifice. They signed their names below this last line of the Declaration: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Now, politicians put party and personal gain ahead of our country, forfeiting their sacred honor. Congress routinely votes for large pay increases for itself while refusing to address the important fiscal issues facing our country. Campaign financing, personal fortune, book deals, gaining power and personal destruction are the priorities of Washington. God knows they would never make any reference to “divine Providence.”

Then, we faced the adversity war as one nation, undivided. We didn’t forget Pearl Harbor. We supported our President and the troops. We maintained an optimism that we would prevail, no matter what it took, or how long it took. Roosevelt’s only “exit plan” for World War II was total victory over Germany and Japan.

Nobody expected our plans, strategies and timetables to be splashed in the newspapers to sooth the masses, or enlighten our enemies. Newspapers were bastions of integrity. Newspaper comics were….well, “comical.”

Every victory was celebrated. Everyone contributed. Everyone sacrificed, either at home, or at the front. Our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen were sincerely appreciated, admired and welcomed home with ticker tape parades. We valued and mourned every person who gave that last full measure, but we accepted that price because we knew we had no choice.

Now, four years after September 11, 2001, many have forgotten. The leaders of the Democratic Party, such as Howard Dean and Senator Joe Biden, ascribe either diabolical, evil intentions or utter stupidity to our President. There is a tired expectation that our newspapers will have a liberal slant. The “comics” pages serve in part, as extensions of the editorial page, with cartoons that are mean-spirited, misleading and simplistic. Newspaper readership is in decline, along with the quality and fairness of the newspapers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page will never say; “The President got this one right!” The same Democrats and newspaper editors who spoke of the eminent dangers presented by Saddam Hussein during Clinton’s terms, pretend their warnings never happened and scream to the entire world that “George Bush Lied!” about the presence of weapons of mass destruction. They demand a detailed timetable and “exit plan” which would serve only the interest of the disloyal opposition and our enemies. Every successful event, such as the peaceful election in Iraq is minimized with “Yeah, but…” from the Democrats. No success is big enough. No setback can be exploited enough.

We hear the constant drumbeat of mounting deaths, now over 2,000, comparing the war in Iraq to Vietnam and the 58,000 who lost their lives there. Senator Kerry continues his thirty-five year campaign of smearing our troops with the libelous charge that they are terrorizing women and children in their homes. The head of the DNC states that we will not win the war in Iraq.

Then, Hollywood was on our side. They served in uniform, made films and songs that boosted morale. They traveled the world, entertaining our troops.

Now, Bill Maher, George Carlin, Johnny Depp and others never pass on an opportunity to ridicule and castigate their President and their country. It is not that they do not have their causes. Many, such as Snoop Dogg and Bianca Jagger have donated their time and energy in support of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the convicted murderer of four, who started the “Crips” gang.

Then, Germany was tricked into thinking that the allies were going to invade in the Pas-de-Calaise, when General George Patton was put in charge of the “1st US Army Group” which did not exist. This ruse contributed to our ultimate victory at Normandy. America and our allies knew that “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” Germany never knew that their “Enigma” code had been broken by the British. Our intelligence gathering helped win the war. The press even refrained from publishing photos of Roosevelt in his wheelchair. We knew that our intelligence efforts were vital to our success. The media knew that it had a responsibility to contribute to that success.

Now, media reports blast the Pentagon for promoting true stories that are favorable to America. At the same time, they ignore, excuse or deny their own published stories of false and forged documents, damaging to the President. The media and the Democratic leadership wring their hands, bemoaning the intelligence gathered by listening to phone conversations between potential terrorists in America and certain foreign countries. A smiling Minority Leader; Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) stood over George Bush as he signed the Patriot Act into law, on October 26, 2001. He attended a Democratic rally late last week where he proudly proclaimed; “We killed the Patriot Act!” At the same time, he and other Democrats complain that the administration isn’t doing enough to protect us.

Our media and the leaders of the Democratic Party give aid and comfort to the enemy. They play into the hands of our enemies, who learned much from Ho Chi Minh and General Giap. They know that they cannot defeat us militarily. They can only undermine our will. Dean, Kerry and other Democrats detract from the image of America in the world and confuse our allies and our enemies. They are heard on Aljazeera and other media in the Arab world. They detract from our war on terror efforts and our ability to make America safer. The philosophy and strategy of the leftist Democratic Party seems so disconnected from mainstream America that it almost seems to lack any intelligent design. Unless the Democrats move away from the far left noise of Biden, Kerry, Kennedy and others and move towards the center, with Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller, they will continue to harm America and lose elections. Unless newspapers change, they will continue to lose readers to the internet and cable news. Then again, maybe we would have “then” again.

To All of My Liberal, Democrat Friends, Merry Chri... Uh, Enjoy this time of year!

Terry M. Sater
807 Emerald Oaks Court
Eureka, Missouri, 63025

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Posted by: Terry Sater at December 20, 2005 06:10 PM

okay, this post is phreaking me out

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at December 20, 2005 06:44 PM

I give! What are we talking about?

Posted by: Chuck at December 20, 2005 07:06 PM

beautifulatrocities and Chuck,

Follow the link:

That's what it's all about.

Posted by: raz0r at December 20, 2005 07:21 PM

It was more fun when we didn't know: The possibilities were endless! I was going to post about irritable bowel syndrome...

Posted by: Darrell at December 20, 2005 09:11 PM

Was the link there & just not highlighted, or are u ledging us? For me, it won't take very much.

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at December 20, 2005 09:18 PM

I'm known far and wide for my sloppy html work and broken links.

Scatterbrained people shouldn't have blogs. It's a well-known fact.

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