A Kennedy says something stupid — and it's not even Ted this time

Whenever disaster strikes, you can be assured that there will be a Kennedy there to say something insane, not to mention completely inappropriate and inaccurate.

As bodies float in the water and people are still trapped on roofs and in attics, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. points the finger of blame for hurricane Katrina at Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for the part he played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol.

Whuh…? I mean, really, what a demagoging dumbass dickhead– even by Kennedy standards.

In 1900, a big hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing 6,000 people. At that time, Great-Great Grandaddy Kennedy probably took a break from teaching lil’ Joe how to tap a rum keg to point out that the Galveston hurricane was, of course, the fault of then Texas Governor Joseph Sayers for his unwillingness to sign the “Holstein Treaty” which attempted to globally regulate cow farts.

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A Kennedy says something stupid — and it’s not even Ted this time

Whenever disaster strikes, you can be assured that there will be a Kennedy there to say something insane, not to mention completely inappropriate and inaccurate.

As bodies float in the water and people are still trapped on roofs and in attics, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. points the finger of blame for hurricane Katrina at Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for the part he played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol.

Whuh…? I mean, really, what a demagoging dumbass dickhead– even by Kennedy standards.

In 1900, a big hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing 6,000 people. At that time, Great-Great Grandaddy Kennedy probably took a break from teaching lil’ Joe how to tap a rum keg to point out that the Galveston hurricane was, of course, the fault of then Texas Governor Joseph Sayers for his unwillingness to sign the “Holstein Treaty” which attempted to globally regulate cow farts.

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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Impeach Bush over illegal aliens?

Conservatives are getting ancy over illegal aliens and taking it out on Bush, at some levels, rightly so. Pat Buchanan has written recently that President Bush should be impeached over his inability, or unwillingness, to do anything about the illegal alien debacle, and now Joseph Farah has joined his call.
Perhaps President Bush isn’t as traumatized, since he’s from Texas and was surrounded by far more illegals than those of us in the more northern states. I mean, there’s a reason he speaks fluent spanish.

Bush then raised the rankles of people who recognize what a disaster our border policies are when Bush called the “Minutemen” private American border patrol group “vigilantes“. Fact is, there wouldn’t be a Minuteman group if there wasn’t the need for them. Besides, don’t they always tell us it’s our duty to report a crime when we witness one? How is the breaking of immigration laws any different?

Buchanan, Farah, and the growing number of others who are calling for the impeachment of Bush, which would play right into the hands of the left, are writing this because they think it would be the only way to make the point to Bush. That point being that illegal immigration won’t be tolerated, and it’s the president’s duty to enforce the laws, and Bush isn’t enforcing the laws at the border.

Impeaching a wartime president would do more irreparable harm than good, but calling for it does held draw more attention to the issue at hand, not to mention creates a column title that generates controversy, not to mention readership.

I certainly understand their points, though. A country without a border isn’t a country, and the way illegals are pouring across the border like Chivas over Kennedy lips is an inexcusable dereliction of duty on the part of all the federal government.

Impeachment aside, if any politician refuses to act on this matter, we the regular schmucks in this country have the power to impeach them by simply voting them out of office.

As it concerns Bush, we have to choose our battles. Focus on the war we’re involved in, or bog down in impeachment proceedings because of lax border control while losing focus on the former. No, not now, Pat and Joseph. One war at a time, please.

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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Police catch Art Garfunkel "feelin' groovy"

Singer, poet, and world class free throw shooter Art Garfunkel just can’t get enough respect without Paul Simon around. Police pulled him over in Woodstock, New York, after he ran a stop sign, and noticed a doobie burning in the ashtray. Art got busted once again.
Early last year, he was arrested for pot possession after police pulled over his limousine for speeding. No word on whether Art was the passenger or driver of the limo.
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Police catch Art Garfunkel “feelin’ groovy”

Singer, poet, and world class free throw shooter Art Garfunkel just can’t get enough respect without Paul Simon around. Police pulled him over in Woodstock, New York, after he ran a stop sign, and noticed a doobie burning in the ashtray. Art got busted once again.
Early last year, he was arrested for pot possession after police pulled over his limousine for speeding. No word on whether Art was the passenger or driver of the limo.
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Sheehan & Friends to protest Blue Angels show in Maine – "Nurse Ratchet, white courtesy phone…"

“Veterans for Peace: Because a mind is a terrible thing to lose”

The peace movement these days has become a leftist clown college, training all current and future protesters to make complete asses of themselves. The Veterans for Peace, Maine chapter, with a special appearance by Cindy Sheehan, is planning to don the big red shoes, cram 50 of them into a tiny car, and go off to squirt their lapel flower into the face of attendees at the Blue Angels show at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. The Blue Angels show? Whuh…?

The theme of the protest is “Stop the Gods of War!” They were going to use “Hey, look at us!” in a temporary fit of honesty, but decided against it.

It’s really getting sad now. Cindy Sheehan is being passed from liberal to liberal like a bong at Willie Nelson’s birthday party. They don’t know when to stop. They’ve become politics’ answer to “this is Spinal Tap”… a joke that they don’t recognize, namely because they are the punchline.

Protesters departing Crawford for the long drive to the Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine

The “Gods of war” perform maneuvers that could only be accomplished by evil deity with an agenda of greed and violence, and must be stopped. By the way, if you unscramble the letters in “Halliburton”, you get “Blu Anriltoh”. Close enough for us!

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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Sheehan & Friends to protest Blue Angels show in Maine – “Nurse Ratchet, white courtesy phone…”

“Veterans for Peace: Because a mind is a terrible thing to lose”

The peace movement these days has become a leftist clown college, training all current and future protesters to make complete asses of themselves. The Veterans for Peace, Maine chapter, with a special appearance by Cindy Sheehan, is planning to don the big red shoes, cram 50 of them into a tiny car, and go off to squirt their lapel flower into the face of attendees at the Blue Angels show at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. The Blue Angels show? Whuh…?

The theme of the protest is “Stop the Gods of War!” They were going to use “Hey, look at us!” in a temporary fit of honesty, but decided against it.

It’s really getting sad now. Cindy Sheehan is being passed from liberal to liberal like a bong at Willie Nelson’s birthday party. They don’t know when to stop. They’ve become politics’ answer to “this is Spinal Tap”… a joke that they don’t recognize, namely because they are the punchline.

Protesters departing Crawford for the long drive to the Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine

The “Gods of war” perform maneuvers that could only be accomplished by evil deity with an agenda of greed and violence, and must be stopped. By the way, if you unscramble the letters in “Halliburton”, you get “Blu Anriltoh”. Close enough for us!

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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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A military mom weighs in with a view opposing the letters in the previous post

Today’s column, “U.S. Military: The few, the proud, the stupid” certainly has generated a bunch of mail from both ends of the spectrum. In response to the letters on the previous post, forget about my opinion… here’s a letter from Karen, a mom who seems to have a direct vested interest in all this:

It is so frustrating to me to watch the 24/7 coverage of the peaceniks knowing “there are more with us than are with them”. I sent a donation(pitifully small but all I could afford) to Move America Forward’s “You Dont Speak for Me, Cindy” tour. Even our local news crews did a shoddy job of reporting. There were 2000 people by Melanie Morgan’s report there insupport of our troops and our President! By watching media coverage, youwould think there were a dozen or so. BUT we were treated to endless sound bytes of Rev. Sharpton. My son is a Corporal, USMC, leaving for hissecond deployment to the Sand. Makes me so MAD!

Thanks Karen. Nice to know that I’m not the only one the Bushies have brainwashed. Give your son all our best, and a heartfelt thank you.
By the way, from what I’ve heard from many who were offended by the column, the people serving in the military aren’t “stupid”, but rather “naive”… tell me the difference and win a prize.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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More satisfied customers – You can't support the troops if you never served?

Lots of email today, much of it good, some of it critical. That’s the way it goes, and I appreciate all of them, but here are a couple of the critical ones.

This first one makes no sense… but just to give you an idea of the kind of stuff I put up with…

Michael N., I’m guessing, didn’t take the time to read the entire column on how the left is insulting to the U.S. military. He decided to not cast his anger on the left who thinks current and former members of the military, such as he claims to be, are morons, but the problem is with us regular people who never served:

I guess you have a great military resume, huh, Doug? Twist and attack the messengers, that’s all you who have drank the bush kool aid can do or more likely, those who have been paid off to attack true patriots.

How about an arguement to support the quagmire? None currently available, oh yeah, others must die to support the mission because others have already died….the latest reason. Until you can find another one, attack anyone who dissents as
unpatriotic. “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism” according to Thomas Jefferson.

As a Vietnam veteran, who was raised on John Wayne war movies, (note that he never served either), your contention that young troops who enlisted to support a “no-bull cause” are stupid is correct. It only took me a short time in a war zone, however, to discover that our country is run by corporate elitists (who obviously pay your way) who make billions of dollars of war profits from taxpayers misery.

How many in your family have enlisted? How many in your family have died in Iraq for the neo cons? Were you ever in a war zone fighting to fill the coffers of war corporations? Where is the 9 billion dollars lost by halliburton……is that the blood money that helps pay bush administration shills like you?

A=attack ads
W=wrong-headed warmonger
O=oil profits and control
L=lies, lies, and
more lies

Enlist or Resist!

Sorry, then, Michael, for pointing out that what Cindy Sheehan and her puppeteers are saying or hinting at through their actions– which is that the average member of the U.S. military is stupid. I simply pointed out that this is totally false and patently insulting to the soldiers.

What I wrote was not a comment on the war, but a defense of the intellect and maturity of the U.S. military, which is currently under attack in Crawford, and soon on bus tours. You’ve proven that there are exceptions to my point, however, and for that, I thank you.

Also, “enlist or resist”? I don’t get it. If I’m not a member of the military, then I have no right to support their missions, only to resist and protest them? Oh man… I hope it’s meds day…

Quick update… Just got this reply from Michael. I’m posting just the first couple of sentences, since you get the point by now:

Yes, I read the column! Are you aware of what our country stands for? Part is the ability to question and dissent the policies. Because Sheehan is dissenting the policies, you are attacking her, what sense does that make?

Well, apparently this country doesn’t stand for my right to question the dissenters. Hey, how come it’s “patriotic” to criticize Bush policies, but when I criticized Clinton’s policies, people like you considered me anything but patriotic?

Besides, I’m not attacking Sheehan, I’m defending those she’s insulting– the soldiers. When Cindy Sheehan’s own words are quoted, and you consider the use of her own words as “attacking” her, you’ve got a problem.

Ken M. from Pensacola follows with this:

I was in Vietnam and carried dead and dying back to hospitals. Too bad Mrs Sheehan wasn’t there to tell us what a stupid conflict the government got us into over another lie called the Gulf of Tonkin.

No, you guys in Vietnam didn’t need Cindy Sheehan, because you had her predecessor, Jane Fonda. That worked out well for you guys, didn’t it Ken?

Coincidentally, Rich Lowrey has a good piece in National Review where he discusses the much used “Chicken-hawk” label.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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More satisfied customers – You can’t support the troops if you never served?

Lots of email today, much of it good, some of it critical. That’s the way it goes, and I appreciate all of them, but here are a couple of the critical ones.

This first one makes no sense… but just to give you an idea of the kind of stuff I put up with…

Michael N., I’m guessing, didn’t take the time to read the entire column on how the left is insulting to the U.S. military. He decided to not cast his anger on the left who thinks current and former members of the military, such as he claims to be, are morons, but the problem is with us regular people who never served:

I guess you have a great military resume, huh, Doug? Twist and attack the messengers, that’s all you who have drank the bush kool aid can do or more likely, those who have been paid off to attack true patriots.

How about an arguement to support the quagmire? None currently available, oh yeah, others must die to support the mission because others have already died….the latest reason. Until you can find another one, attack anyone who dissents as
unpatriotic. “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism” according to Thomas Jefferson.

As a Vietnam veteran, who was raised on John Wayne war movies, (note that he never served either), your contention that young troops who enlisted to support a “no-bull cause” are stupid is correct. It only took me a short time in a war zone, however, to discover that our country is run by corporate elitists (who obviously pay your way) who make billions of dollars of war profits from taxpayers misery.

How many in your family have enlisted? How many in your family have died in Iraq for the neo cons? Were you ever in a war zone fighting to fill the coffers of war corporations? Where is the 9 billion dollars lost by halliburton……is that the blood money that helps pay bush administration shills like you?

A=attack ads
W=wrong-headed warmonger
O=oil profits and control
L=lies, lies, and
more lies

Enlist or Resist!

Sorry, then, Michael, for pointing out that what Cindy Sheehan and her puppeteers are saying or hinting at through their actions– which is that the average member of the U.S. military is stupid. I simply pointed out that this is totally false and patently insulting to the soldiers.

What I wrote was not a comment on the war, but a defense of the intellect and maturity of the U.S. military, which is currently under attack in Crawford, and soon on bus tours. You’ve proven that there are exceptions to my point, however, and for that, I thank you.

Also, “enlist or resist”? I don’t get it. If I’m not a member of the military, then I have no right to support their missions, only to resist and protest them? Oh man… I hope it’s meds day…

Quick update… Just got this reply from Michael. I’m posting just the first couple of sentences, since you get the point by now:

Yes, I read the column! Are you aware of what our country stands for? Part is the ability to question and dissent the policies. Because Sheehan is dissenting the policies, you are attacking her, what sense does that make?

Well, apparently this country doesn’t stand for my right to question the dissenters. Hey, how come it’s “patriotic” to criticize Bush policies, but when I criticized Clinton’s policies, people like you considered me anything but patriotic?

Besides, I’m not attacking Sheehan, I’m defending those she’s insulting– the soldiers. When Cindy Sheehan’s own words are quoted, and you consider the use of her own words as “attacking” her, you’ve got a problem.

Ken M. from Pensacola follows with this:

I was in Vietnam and carried dead and dying back to hospitals. Too bad Mrs Sheehan wasn’t there to tell us what a stupid conflict the government got us into over another lie called the Gulf of Tonkin.

No, you guys in Vietnam didn’t need Cindy Sheehan, because you had her predecessor, Jane Fonda. That worked out well for you guys, didn’t it Ken?

Coincidentally, Rich Lowrey has a good piece in National Review where he discusses the much used “Chicken-hawk” label.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.