Friday, June 17, 2005

Turban Durbin and the History Lesson

Today's Commentary: June 17th, 2005

Hello Thinkers!

Yes, it has been a while. My 2 month blogging hiatus has been due to numerous factors. Fatherhood has consumed a great deal of time and energy - and still does. What little time is left is spent being a capitalist pig and destroying the ecosystem with yardwork and landscaping. In addition, I have been politicked out. After this summer, the midterm election rhetoric (and the opportunities to ridicule the candidates) will be kicking into high gear. I feel the need to rest up.

It is not as if there has been nothing to write about since mid April. For all you guilt-ridden fans of global warming out there, I have bad news. A shivering Elvis has left the building. May in New England was one of the coldest on record:

"May 2005 saw just four days even in the 70s, according to Brown. He said the average daily high temperature of 59.2 last month was a new low, undercutting the 61.8 mark set in 1967. The normal average daily high temperature for May in Durham is 69. If you were inland on May 28, count yourself lucky. You felt the month's high mark of 76. The 50.7 degree overall temperature for May was second coldest on record to the 48.9 mark set in 1967."

I wonder why Al Gore didn't show up to to rail on the Bush administration for not talking global warming seriously. You know, like he did in January of 2004 in NYC during a bitter cold snap with "near-record low temperature and single-digit wind chill."

It was probably wasn't cold enough for him. On a related note, if you haven't read Michael Crichton's book "State of Fear", get it. While the story itself is fictional, the supporting documentation (about the joke called global warming) is real and noted. Don't expect "State of Fear" to land on Oprah's book club though.

Then there's the Dr. Dean and Mr. Hyde - A.K.A. the Karl Rove operative sent to make the DNC look like a bunch of slack-jawed idiots. Some of Howard's past gems include:

"We got rid of [Saddam Hussein]. I suppose that's a good thing."
(I promise that I will) "repeal every dime of President Bush's tax cuts."
"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for, but I admire their discipline and their organization."
"[Republicans] all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party."
"You think the RNC could get this many people of color into a single room? Maybe if they got the hotel staff in there."

Thank you Howard. I can only hope the Democrats keep this political cancer near and dear to its lymph nodes. Clearly Dean is on the proper track to win back 'red' states. 36422c.html e.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/06/07/MNdean07.TMP eb11.html

However for sheer buffoonery, this week's special mention goes to Sean Penn. It seems Sean has left the bong behind and traveled to Iran as a reporter for the SF Chronicle. However he seems confused about the "Death to America" chant spoken at Friday prayers.

"I understand the nature of where it comes from and what its intention is, but I don't think it's productive because I think the message goes to the American people and it is interpreted very literally."

Brilliant! /od_nm/iran_penn_dc_1

Like the tides, the list of liberal lunacy continues whether I am too busy to post or not. However, the recent comments from Illinois Senator Turban Dick Durbin have awoken me from blogging slumber. Describing a report from the FBI on the treatment of Gitmo detainees, Turban Durbin said:

"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings." ap/20050616/ap_on_go_co/guantanamo_durbin_1

OK, so let's see.

Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, approximately 2 million people, many of whom were scientists, doctors and teachers, were murdered simply because they did not fit into the nationalized agricultural industry. Most victims starved to death while working to harvest crops which were exported.

The Soviet gulags detained, tortured and killed an estimated 20 million during their operations.

And apparently, Turban Durbin needs a refresher in 20th century history as to what happened under Nazi-controlled Europe. (Note - there are graphic images at the sites listed below.)

While referring to opposing parties, politicians from both sides have used the Nazi reference more times than I can count. However, Turban Durbin's vitriol was directed at the armed forces of our nation which is the only thing standing between his fat, pansy, socialist ass and a large group of fanatical sandmonkeys who consider it their religious obligation to kill him.

Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead Democrats. The cliff is a long ways off! Sometime soon you will be looking at your present minority position as "the good old days."


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