Friday, October 29, 2004

Gone Ruckin'

Due to rugby tournament I will be away from dear old JRHOO until Sunday evening. Let's just see the world turn without me...Chuckles

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Collapse of the Kerry Campaigne

After yet another bungled October surprise Senator Kerry should spare himself and his supporters any furhter embarrassment and withdraw. He jumped on the fake NY Times artical on the missing weapons. Not only did NBC put the lie to the story, it appears that the UN itself had reported the weapons moved in February, 2003: BEFORE US troops reached Baghdad. The report was cited in
Now where were they moved to. Well, that doesn't seem to be that much of a mystery acording to Michelle Malkin. It seems our old friend, the Great Bear, Russia benefited from the "disappearance" of the weapons. The Malkin column goes on to cite that this might be another in a series of coordinated attacks involving the Kerry campaign and CBS. Both articles are worth the read.

Monday, October 25, 2004

More Silliness from The Guardian ...and Jimmy Carter

From the people who brought you the mail to Ohio and wondering where have all the assasins gone comes this gibberish from the Second Coming of Neville Chamberlain, James E. Carter. Mr. Former White House Resident (who was tossed out of office in a landslide), you bungled Iran, Zimbabwe Rhodesia and made a joke of a treaty between Israel and Egypt. Your administration bent over and grabbed your ankles for almost every terrorist leader to come down the pike then have the gall to accuse the president of milking a terrorist attack. Go certify the "election" of another dictator in Latin America and put yourself out of my misery.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Where Ignorance is Bliss...

...'tis folly to be wise. So goes the old saying. During my forty-six years I have learned, to my dismay, that relatively few know the whole quote.
Thanks to Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe an even worse fear of mine has been realized, an electorate that doesn't have a grasp of what is going on. I am not talking about not knowing first names of Mrs. Bush and Kerry either. According to the research cited in the column, at least 58% of the public knows little or nothing about the Patriot Act. Sixty-five percent is unaware that congress voted to ban partial-birth abortions.
Sadly, this isn't new, as Jacoby further states that in 1964, 62% thought the USSR was a member of NATO. In 1970 76% couldn't identify the Secretary of State.
It doesn't matter if you support Bush, Kerry, Nader or Alfred E. Neuman. Our vote is both a right and a duty, but if you are planning to vote, and don't have a clue as to what the fat is going, please stay home!

Friday, October 22, 2004

And We Elected this Guy?

Former White house Resident, Jimmy Carter (after this I can't call him "president") on Hardball with Chris Matthews on Oct. 18 (full transcript here) made this interesting statement:
Well, one parallel is that the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we‘ve fought. I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.[emphasis added]

Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial‘s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.

I think in many ways the British were very misled in going to war against America and in trying to enforce their will on people who were quite different from them at the time."

The Revolutionary War was "unnecessary"? Jimmy, you've won your Nobel prize...please stop trying to schmooze for another one. You have shown yourself to be a friend communists and thug dictators everywhere. Some of us haven't forgotten how you refused to recognize regimes in Iran and then Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, then falling all over yourself recognize to recognize Khomeni and Mugabe. You, Sir are a horrendous judge of both history and character.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

More on Duke's hosting pro-Terrorist Conference

According to FOX News Duke is coming under fire for hosting a conference which praised terrorist attacks and refused to renounce support of terror. What I found interesting in the story was this little tid bit:
""It is a pretty standard criticism of groups that campaign for Palestinian rights, because any criticism of Israel — especially in this country — is seen as anti-Semitic," said Rann Bar-On of the PSM. "Being Israeli myself, I see that as completely baseless."

This went beyond criticism of Israel. This applauded the intentional killing of Israeli civilians and children from behind the cover of their own children.
This continuation of Hitler's final solution cannot be allowed to continue.The most disgusting part of this is that an arm of the denomination to which I belong not only hosted but encouraged this. If there are any Duke alums out there in agreement with me (especially heavy contributing ones)please express your displeasure to the administration.

The Curse is Broken!

Congrats to the Boston Red Sox for their first-ever comeback from a 3 games to zero deficite to defeat the Evil Empire. Way to go BoSox!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Rather and Koppel:Neither bothers to Check a Thing

the good folks at Media Research Center have recounted this weekend's latest journalistic outrages. NOw I have come to expect nothing credible from Dan Rather. I had expected better from Ted Koppel. To me the coup de grace came when Koppel became upset with O'Neil for contradicting him using Kerry's own account of the incident.

Hey...Over Here...Remember Me?...Al, Al Gore?

Yahoo! News - Gore Says Bush Governs from 'Love of Power' Poor Al. Still suffering from delusions of relavence. Thanks to The Museum of Left Wing Lunacy for this.

Monday, October 18, 2004

William Saphire Sees Through Lt. Smarmy

I love seeing Lt. Smarmy's gay-baiting backfire on him. For once I want him to keep on arrogantly refusing to apologize. The man is nothing but an opportunist who is ascending to new depths on my political disgust-o-meter

Sunday, October 17, 2004

As a Methodist I am Disgusted by This

WorldNetDaily: Duke conference speakers endorse terrorism The only consolation I have is that Duke is in the Eastern NC Conference and not the SC so none of our contributions went toward this. I am all for academic freedom, but for a Christian (at least nominaly Christian) institution to countenance the advocation of terrorism on its campus is beyond me.

Bigotry from the Left

Imitating Ernest Angly:

At long last somebody has picked up on the fact the right doesn't have a monopoly on rash generalizations about the thought processes of a given demographic. It is commonly held among conservatives that Lt. Smarmy's invocation of Mary Cheney the other night was calculated to suppress the vote of evangelical Christians based on the presupposition that they wouldn't vote for a ticket that had the father of an open practicing lesbien. Along comes
this delightful piece from the New York Daily News' Zev Chafets: Kerry's gay ploy backfires. This is an excellant read.

At Last, Have They No Shame

I have always liked those words of Roy Cohen to Joe McCarthy. I think it is time for all of us to say them to the Kerrys and the Edwards after the Junior Sleazer from Mass and the Ken Doll recent antics dragging the family of their opponents into this race. Dispicable.
I couldn't believe it when Lt. Smarmy said it. Unlike when Edwards made his comment about Mary, the VP was on stage and could respond. I, for one, am glad he didn't dignify it with a response or rise to the obvious baiting. Personally I am tired of thinking we have seen just how low he is willing to stoop only to see him sink even lower.
As bad as I think the comment was to begin with, Elizabeth Edwards comments were absolutely disgusting. Ms, Edwards, I rather doubt the Cheneys are ashamed of their daughter. However, a sense of shame is a good thng, perhaps you should develope one.

My Thoughts on the Petition to John Ashcroft.

There is currently a move afoot to petition the US Attorney-General, John Ashcroft to prosecute John Kerry in order to have him disqualified to be president. I am not going to post the link for one reason, I am against this tactic. It makes us look like we are running scared! Do we really want to do that? Do we really want to help the left perpetuate the notion that W can't get elected on his own merits and has to continually resort to legalisms?
Now I still think that Kerry and Edwards are both arrogant jackasses and undeserving of the offices they are seeking. Let's let the process take its course. Now if evidence turns up that Mr. Kerry has committed such crimes then go for it. Having said that I must also add that we shouldn't go on a fishing expedition that makes the Great Pumpkin look like a sympathetic figure.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

More on the Morons in Tenn.

People who know me know I have almost zero affection for the Democrat Party. Even I, however, have no wish to see this kind of thing. I don't enjoy seeing enjoy seeing Dems exceeding the worst things I think about them as a party. They have succeeded.
I have been thinking about this since I first saw it
in Michelle Malkin's site As much as it pains me, I have come to the conclusion that the eugenicists in the Democratic Party have gained so much control they think nothing of making such vile comments about a group they think nothing of aborting. It is obvious that somebody thought they could make this poster with impunity. According to the story it had been in distribution for two weeks before the story broke. I honestly don't know what disgusts me more, the existance of the poster, or the fact that a number of people thought this sort of thing is acceptable in human discourse.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Team America gets thumbs-up, site unseen

I recently read the open letter from Sean Penn to the folks behind the flick, "Team America". Havng read a few articals about it I can only say I can't wait for pay day so I can go see it. Any film that pisses Hollywood lefties like this gets my money.
Let them have Mikey Moore. Quite frankly, I have seen better films on top of a cesspool.

I couldn't believe it.

Looks like the Dems are striving to ascend to new depths in tastelessness, Observe:

So much for the party of compassion
UPDATE:Given that this story was originally in a site for a group that opposed "Shrek 2" there was some skepticism over it. Michelle Malkin (where I found this to begin with) has updated the story and tells us that FOX is on the trail as well. There is also a letter to the editor from somebody who got the flier.
Drudge has also picked it up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Can you Say, "Threat"?

I don't remember the Bush campaigne making threats like this toward CBS.Now I have not seen the piece in question, but that is immaterial. It's called free speech. You know that little thing appended to the Constitution, the one called the "First Ammendment". Oh silly me. That only applies to Democrats!
Mr. Kerry, your stooge needs to brush up on the Constitution before making threats like this one. As far as I am concerned, this does not bode well for the right to dissent should the Junior Senator from Massachusetts be elected. Kind of reminds you of another well known junior senator...from Wisconsin.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Jonah Goldberg on Kedwards and Iraq on National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg tells Kedwards, "Shame, shame, shame" in a piece from the National Review. Goldberg does a marvelous Job of taking the Dem's ticket to task for shamelessly continuing to harp on the same note. Droning on and on while disregarding the obvious answers to their continuous and unfounded claims of the administration's "lies" This is the must read of the week.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Okay, Enough with the "Lurch" bit

Lurch was my favorite character from the Addams Family (well outside of Gomez and Morticia). I really do not like him being identified with Kerry. There is no guile with Lurch. He is what he is. I rather like Jib Jab's identifying him with Herman Munster. I always found the character of Herman annoying at best. He was a well-meaning boob.That is why he is most like Kerry (except for the well-meaning part. Kerry is just a boob)

Now you can pat them on the head

How many times has it happened. You make the statement that the MSM news is slanted, only to have your listener smile condescendingly, pat you on the head (figuratively speaking) and respond something to the effect of, "Oh, what an ammusing idea.
First there was the RATHER embarrassing episode at CBS news using forged documents to make scurrilous allegations. Now along comes Marc Halperin, ABC News' political director, who has been
kind enough to author a memo calling for a DOUBLE STANDARD in the reporting of the campaignes of Mssrs Bush and Kerry.
The worst part of this is that while I have zero respect for either Rather or Halperin, I have to thank them both for giving us solid evidence of the media bias actually being conspiratorial, rather than incidental. Here's to you, "gentlemen"

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The Myth That STILL Will Not go Away (and I still don't mean Jimmy Carter...Maybe)

The Junior Senator form Massachusetts is at it again. Never mind that there has been absolutely no evidence of any attempt to suppress voting by anybody. This tired line is the myth that keeps on giving. Show me one place where there was a concerted to prevent target groups from voting. Show me one document (not aired by CBS, thank you) setting up such a program. I think that candidates should be held accountable for making such scurrilous charges with out any evidence whatsoever to back it up.

2nd-Hand Debate Thoughts

Well, the thoughts are my own, but they are formed from second hand sources as I missed the debate as it aired. From all the accounts I've read, my main thought has been, "And you wanted to dump this guy?" The VP made Edwards look like the ambulance-chaser that he is. About the only possible gotcha the Dems can possibly claim is that Dick and John had met since Edwards' election to the senate. By all accounts, however, those meetings were outside the Senate chamber, heck they weren't even on the Hill.
"But what about Halliburton?" is the refrain from the Dems. When they can name EVEN ONE other company that could do the work, I'll take that question seriously. I'm sorry but that was not a job for Ben and Jerry's.

Is there no level to which this man will not stoop?

John Kerry's latest misrepresentation is probably his cruelest. Many are looking to stem cell research to ease suffering for a number of maladies. Not the least of which is alzheimers. There is no research ban, there never was. There was a restriction on receiving federal funding, namely no use of embrionic cells.
Private funded research has no such restriction and private funding levels are currently being funded at twice (or more) than the money Kerry is proposing for research.
Mr. Kerry, if you are going make bombastic claims like this, at least make equally bombastic offers of remedy. Then again, he pretty much did.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Major Announcement

Good ol' JRob's House o' Opinions is now listed in the blogroll of Blogs for Bush. As that late great pundit, Minnie Pearl often said, "Howdyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I'm just so proud to be here"

Saturday, October 02, 2004

AP Wire | 09/30/2004 | Minister mobilizes Missouri Democrats to take back religious turf

AP Wire | 09/30/2004 | Minister mobilizes Missouri Democrats to take back religious turf

I came across this and read it with interest and laughed.

" 'Democrats have ceded ground to the Republicans for 20 to 30 years because Democrats avoid talk of religion and spiritual values,' said the Rev. Jim Wallis, a liberal activist and editor of Sojourners magazine. 'And that turned out to be a mistake.'

Reverend Wallis, the mistake wasn't that Dems avoided the subject. The mistake was that they seemed to go out of their way to marginalize and demonize people of faith, particularly orthodox and evangelical Christians. This effort might have been a little more credible if they had not waited until the last minute. As it is, it is incredibly transparent.

Now Stupid is This?

I can't believe this.Karl rove in a story has announced that they are going to spring a few surprises in the last month of the campaign. Not now you aren't Karl. You've just tipped your hand.
If you're going to surprise somebody the surprise them. You don't announce to the world you're going to. You've given them warning so they can go through records with fine-toothed combs to find potentially embarrassing stuff.
Fortunately, however, we are dealing with a Kerry campaign staff who think they can do nothing wrong. This may be a no-harm-done situation.

Hollow Victory

Okay...Kerry looked good at the debate. Emphasis on the word "looked". Looking at polling data after the event it would seem that atyle is winning over sunstance. At least until you see that the debate had no effect of voter preferences.
Sure Gigolo John looked good. that is what gigolos do for a living.