Talking Points

January 30, 2007

9/11 – Was it Really all That Bad?

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LA Times Op Ed says that America may have overreacted to the 9/11 attacks – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

The struggling LA Times has seen fit to print a article by David Bell, History Professor and Johns Hopkins and contributor to the New Republic magazine, scolded America for over reacting to 9/11. 

Mr. Bell admits that the people who attacked us in 2001, are indeed, hate filled fanatics who would like nothing better than to destroy this country. 

He acknowledges that Islamic extremists can certainly do huge amounts of harm around the world.  But then he says, “. . . it’s quite different to suggest that they can threaten the existence of the United States.  Americans,  particularly on the right have failed to make this distinction,” says the enlighten professor. 

Mr. Bell says “of course the 9/11 attacks also conjured up the possibility of far deadlier attacks to come.”  But, writes he, “ . . . Islamic terrorists have come close to employing weapons other than knives, guns and conventional explosives.  A war it may be, but does it really disserve comparison to World War II and its 50 million dead?  Not every advisory is an apocalyptic threat.” 

Yep, that’s it my friends,  the terrorist just hijacked a few planes, they flew them into skyscrapers and murdered thousands; and they crippled our economy.  And those of us, particularly on the right, why we dared support all out war on all these mild infractions civility. 

Yes, we over reacted. 

Mr. Bell sets the same mind set that under pins the democrats cut-n-run defeatism, which in fuels the drive-by-media. 

America!  We are the worlds evil.

It’s the very mindset which underestimated terrorists in the first place, leading to 9/11 – which is found particularly on the left. 

The lesson America needs to be taught. 

And that’s the memo.

January 23, 2007

Equal Cheer for Boys and Girls Draws Some Boos.

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Imagine this:  Your’re at a high school girls basketball game and you realize there are no cheerleaders present.  What do you do?  You file a lawsuit of course – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

Rosie Pudish, who’s daughter played for Johnson City High School in New York, filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.  Her argument was that the lack of cheerleaders violated Title 9.  And the law enforcing gender inequality in school sports.

Ms. Pudish, an accountant with the Federal Government, wined “it send the wrong message that girls are second class athletes, and don’t respect the schools spirit.  They are just little girls playing sily games and the real athletes are the boys.”

Of course the education bureaucrats quivered in their shorts and promptly issued a ruling:  Cheerleaders must cheer at both girls and boys games; like it or not.  And most of them don’t like it.

At one New York High School, over half of the 30 girls who singed up for the cheerleading squad, quit!  When they were told they would be cheering for girls too.

Fast forward to results.

Dozens of schools have stopped sending their cheerleaders to away games so they can meet their cheerleading mandate at girls and boy games.

In California, a group of phys-ed teachers are demanding that cheerleaders attend girls and boys games in the same number, with equal enthusiasm.

I never knew you could measure enthusiasm – but I guess some cheerleaders can fake it.

Final score:  1 for diversity.  1 for offended basketball moms, and commonsense fowled out again in the public school system.

And that’s the memo.

January 18, 2007

Nancy Pelosi’s First 100 Hours

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Nancy (the Queen-Bee) Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have written a bill that supposedly addresses the 9-11 Commission recommendations that have not become law – that’s that subject of today’s Talking Point’s memo.

 Despite Democrat’s promise to restore fiscal sanity to Washington by implementing pay-go (pay as you go) policies, their 9-11 mandate implements expensive government action without mentioning cost or detaling how it will be paid for.  Estimated cost begins at $53 Billion.

That’s more than “The Fence” to keep illegals out.

Using technology that yet does not exist, we’re going to examine every container in every port for threats.

How will this be done without bringing business at every port to a complete standstill and costing thousands of jobs is unknown.

But wait, they kicked it up another notch!

Under this Democrat National Security law, airport screeners will be granted collective bargaining rights, including the right to strike!

So expanding union membership and giving those unions leverage over the nations air travel system – that passes for National Security?!

Pelosi’s Democrats completely ignored the 9-11 Commission call to overhall its own house, cut the redundancy and red tape, because that would require Democrats to give up some of their newly acquired power.

Well, you people wanted them.  Those of you who were mad at the Republicans and voted Democrate – well you got them.

And now we have symbolism over security.

And that’s the memo.

January 16, 2007

The Wisdom of the Founding Fathers.

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The President has seen his political party lose both legislative houses, and now presides over a divided government – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

Polls are over whelming against him.  Especially over his handling of Iraq.   

Powerful media outlets have used their influence to undermine this presidents policies at every turn, and to relentlessly paint the war as a hopeless cause.

 Some in the media have gone so far as to publish classified material; revealing national security secrets to Americas enemies. 

Some have doctored war photos. 

Some have even aired enemy video footage of our soldiers being assonated by snipers; propaganda footage they acquired in collaboration with the enemy. 

Some federal judges have overstepped their constitutional rolls to confer U.S. Constitutional rights on foreign terrorists. 

Judges have hampered our nations ability to spy on foreign terrorists who communicate with their contacts imbedded in this country. 

Now, in the opening stages of the 2008 Presidential Campaign, politicians;  on both sides of the isle, have spurned our most vital national security objective; and that is winning the war on terror. 

Instead, they had opted to pander to those weaken Americans who are inclined to cut-and-run. 

Faced with all the adversities, men with lesser character would choose the path of bending the public opinion.  But this president insists that America will prevail in this difficult war. 

It is no accident that the power in the Commander and Chief over our military is invested in one person – the President. 

Once again the wisdom of our Founding Fathers is what stands between us and disaster.  

And that’s the memo.

January 14, 2007

What the Future Holds

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It is my contention that no matter what happens in Iraq in the future, the world press will spin it negatively as long as President Bush is in the White House – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

Quite simply, most of the media believes the Iraq conflict is a disaster and even if things were to improve there, the media now has a vested interest in America’s failure. Thus, honest assessments about the war in Iraq will be hard to come by.

I’ll back up my belief by pointing to two facts. First, the New York Times summed up President Bush’s speech on Iraq this way: “There is nothing ahead but even greater disaster in Iraq.” That doesn’t leave the Times much wiggle room, does it? And second, the execution of Saddam: We now know that the Bush administration asked the Iraqi government to postpone the hanging by two weeks, at least. The Iraqis said no and demanded the dictator be handed over. The President complied.

The Iraqis then totally botched the execution and the long knives came out. The American press pounded the Bush administration for being incompetent once again. NBC’s Tom Brokaw called the execution a “wild west hanging,” and flat out said it would lead to more violence in Iraq.

Well, so far violence levels have not risen and while Mr. Brokaw is certainly entitled to his opinion on the wild west front, I can only wonder what the anti-Bush press would have said if the USA had not handed Saddam over to the Iraqis. The likely headline would have been something like “Bush Insults the Iraqi Justice System.” The articles and punditry would have emphasized that America was usurping Iraqi authority.

At this point, Bush cannot win in Iraq, no matter what he does. If he tries to pull victory out of chaos by sending in more troops, the press condemns him as delusional. If he were to draw down troops and the violence ramped up, then the press would hammer him for losing the war and creating more instability in the Middle East.

President Bush must be wondering where it all went wrong. After the fall of Saddam, it looked like America had followed up its victory in Afghanistan with another triumph. The President was in tall cotton, as they say in Texas.

But Iraq soon went south, and here is the reason why.

The President and his advisors counted on the Iraqi people to work together in forming a democracy. Obviously, that did not happen. The powerful Mullahs who pretty much control entire neighborhoods saw an opportunity to kill their ancestral enemies. Al Sadr became Al Capone.

With that situation unchecked, al Qaeda and Iran exploited the violence by inciting more of it. As Iran trained killers and manufactured bombs, America took casualties. When al Qaeda blew up a Shiite mosque, the U.S. command could do little more than sweep up the wreckage.

And so the violent chaos grew and the Bush administration’s vision of a vibrant Iraqi society cooperating with the West against terrorism dissolved in cloud of desert dust.

So now the President is giving Iraq one more chance to fight for its freedom. He will be vilified for doing it. But he should do it. Iraq is that important. 

And that’s the memo.

January 11, 2007

NEWS FLASH! Human Stem Cells are Present in Ammonic Fluid

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This week we got a block-buster announcement from medical research:  Human Stem cells are present in ammonic fluid – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

For those of you who graduated from public school, ammonic fluid is the liquid that surrounds babies in the womb.

Ammonic stem cells hold great promise.  In the lab they are used to create muscle, bone, fat, blood vessels, nerve and liver cells. These ammonic stem cells, along with cells from the placenta, may be as potent as embryonic stem cells. 

Even more important they can be generated without destroying life.

(shhhh. don’t tell that Nancy Peloci)

Dr. Anthony Atala at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, who lead the seven year study, said “our hope is that these cells will provide a valuable resource for tissue repair and for engineered organs as well.”

Well, this did not set well with Liberals.  Democrat Senator Tom Harkin sponsored a bill to allow harvesting embryonic stem cells, called it cruel to raise expatiations that stem cells that derive from ammonic fluid carry the same promise as embryonic stem cells.

Cruel?!  Contradicting the doctor who actually did the study, Harkin claims that the new report offers no evidence that ammonic stem cells has as much potential as embryonic stem cells.

As Senator Harkins’ cruel response proves to liberals, the stem cell debate has never been about medicine or curing diseases; its all about preserving abortions.

We have heard from liberals who are not doctors but play one on TV.  Next up the Hollywood crowd will no doubt share their medical views on this.

Right, Mr. Fox?

And that’s the memo.

January 10, 2007

Banning DDT Declared a Mistake

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization plans to admit that current malaria fighting methods have failed – That’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

The mosquito born disease infects half a billion people every year.  Over 1 million of them die.  The majority of the dead are under age 5 from sub- Sahara Africa.

So the WHO plans to encourage using DDT.  The highly effective pesticide currently banned in most of the world.

Robert Miller, in an article with a British on-line publication, described the founder of the modern ecological movement, Rachel Carson as a evil person.  Her 1963 book ‘Silent Spring’ lead to the international ban on DDT.

Her claims on DDT caused wide spread ecological disaster were later disproved.  One of the myths was that DDT caused bird eggs to break before they hatched.  It turns out phenomenon existed pre-DDT.

Within just 5-years of banning DDT, wrote Miller, the number of malaria in Sri Lanka had risen from 17 cases back up to ½ million.  African nations spend about 40% of their health-care dollars fighting malaria.  And many were threaten with trade sanctions by the west if they use DDT.

Let’s run the numbers:  At least 43 million people, mostly black kids, have needlessly died since DDT was banned, based on flagrant claims from 1 environmentalist wacko. 

The impact on third-world economies is incalculable.

And its not over reaching to call this exactly what it is:

Liberal Genocide! 

And that’s the memo.

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