28 July 2004

Some Blazingly Obvious Observations for the Pseudo-Intelligentsia

OK, this is for Michael Moore, who just can't seem to get his gargantuan head around this concept:

To misstate:  To speak an untruth.

To lie:  To knowingly speak an untruth.

It has been clearly substantiated that the President was given plenty of intel and a firm assurance from George Tenet (a Clinton appointee, I might mention) of WMDs in Iraq.  Whether Dubya committed a misstatement has yet to be fully proven or disproven, but to say that he has lied is ludicrous.  If President Bush is a liar on these counts...what does that make Senator Kerry, who saw the same evidence as the President, and voted likewise to wage war on Iraq?

20 July 2004

A couple wondrously insightful quotes from my dear Mr. Goldberg:
'I despise youth politics. I do not consider "the youth" to be members in the Coalition of the Oppressed. "Youth Rights" is a concept best thought of as a sponge for the lugubrious rage of a handful of precocious teens and twenty-somethings who cannot find a more coherent vessel for their agenda. People involved in "youth politics" whine incessantly about how unfair it is that they are subjected to "stereotypes," and yet the whole enterprise of youth politics is premised on the cliché that young people are somehow united politically. The terms "Generation X" and "Generation Y" were little more than secular astrology. The only thing that unites young people politically, as a general rule, is that they are — by definition — at the bottom of the learning curve and, consequently, they try to power their way uphill with passion instead of wisdom. As Oscar Wilde observed, "In America, the young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience."'
"Liberals believe that youth has a moral authority independent of the substance of its arguments. Youth politics is a variant of identity politics which imbues in young people an authority they did not purchase with work or with insight — just as liberalism does with gender, race, infirmity, etc."

07 July 2004

"Edwards' 'Two Americas' speech, which earned him so much popularity among the Democratic base and which in turn bought him the nod from Kerry, does not mention terrorism at all. It was a crowd-pleasing speech for a party that wanted the whole issue of foreign policy just to go away. In fact, both Kerry and Edwards constantly appeal to the nostalgia of voters - 'let America be America again' is Kerry's motto - for an imagined time when there were no serious challenges in the world, be it the 1990s or John Edward's childhood." - Jonah Goldberg

01 July 2004

Anybody ever noticed that there isn't a Bush Legal Defense Fund as there was a Clinton Legal Defense Fund? At least, to my knowledge. I find that very telling indeed!