Going Down In French

Until being caught ‘on the take’ in Saddam’s oil-for-food program, there didn’t seem to be any media coverage of the goings-on in French society. My perception was that things must be fine in France. Fine wine and french fries. It was all good. Since then, however, the French have been seen as double-crossers by myself and others who show their displeasure by not buying their wine, and french fries became freedom fries. In real life, there are consequences for one’s actions and France is no exception.

How they react to a well-deserved shunning is, well, rather French. The French press declares Halloween dead, as “a cultural reaction linked to the rise of anti-Americanism.” A shop owner said “Our Halloween sales have been falling by half every year since 2002.” Their media sees this as some sort of victory for France. OK, I see it as somewhat of a loss for French kids to have some fun one day a year.

Halloween losing favor in France is small potatoes compared to what’s happening in their streets and ghettos. They are in the process of losing their identity and sovereignty to people who want France and don’t want to be French. There is a reluctance in Europe and the UK to admit what is really going on, and it’s all about ‘immigration’ and migration. It’s not simply “youths” challenging authority, they are challenging France. And they’re not just youths, they are the radical Islamists, Muslims, who have an affinity for burning buses, attacking police and other symbols of French society.

France has bigger problems than Halloween and freedom fries. Their cradle-to-grave socialist government has forced them to open their borders to people who don’t want to assimilate, but rather dominate. From here it seems like they haven’t a prayer or the political will to stop it.

Kerry, Rove’s October Surprise

This Kerry remark, disgraceful as it is, was not an accident by a long shot.  U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, speaks in support of California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at a rally held at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson) (Ann Johansson - APAnd the way he continues to stand behind that remark is proof enough that it was no accident.  This is John Kerry, Vietnam veteran, jumping out in front of his potential competitors for the 2008 presidential election.  This is good.  The liberal left is right out there for everyone to see.   Karl Rove couldn’t have done it better.  John Kerry became Karl Rove’s October Surprise.

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With Liberty And Justice For Most

In Scooter Libby’s case, there was no crime until the investigation began.  Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is standing by his prosecution of the ‘who leaked Valerie Plame Wilson’s name’ case by insisting that he needn’t have explain why no-one was charged for the leak, even now when everyone knows who the leaker is. It was Colin Powell’s State Dept deputy Richard Armitage who has publicly admitted as much.

What’s up with that?

France’s Vandals & Youths, Are Also Muslims

One more statistic on the Muslim rioting in France.  In addition to the more than 2500 police officers that have been injured in the first 6 months of 2006 . . .

In the first six months of 2006, some 21,000 cars were burned out and 2,882 attacks on police, fire and ambulance services were recorded.

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s solution is to “stiffen punishments for vandals after youths torched a bus in the southern city of Marseille, leaving a badly burnt woman fighting for her life.”

CNN International

FLASH, Student Success Is Income Independent

This north Philadelphia school was among the lowest performing in the city, qualifying for the No Child Left Behind program, three years in a row, beginning 2002.  Now, they are among the best, winning a national award for their success.  They don’t accept the soft bigotry of low expectations from their students nowadays.  Their secret?  “It’s all about challenging people to move to the next level,” Principal Barbara Adderly said.

Saddam Verdict Due November 5, May Be Delayed?

The Iraqi court is scheduled November 5 to deliver a verdict for Saddam Hussein over the killing of 148 Shi’ite Muslims in the village of Dujail, two days before mid-term elections in this country.  If he is found guilty, Saddam could go to the gallows.  So why would the court change its agenda based on the mid-term elections in the United States?  According to Mariam Karouny in Baghdad, “A guilty verdict could reflect positively on Bush as a vindication of his policy to overthrow Saddam in 2003.”  I’d like to think that Saddam’s conviction would be no small victory for the people of Iraq.  And being witnesses to how a functioning democratically-elected government of Iraq will administer justice, I just don’t see them delaying the announcement of the verdict one minute. 

We have been hearing for years that Iraq is ‘Bush’s war,’ so I say to the victor goes the spoils.  They can’t take credit for prosecuting this war because they’ve been consumed with fighting to defeat Bush because of the war.  I think I’ve said this before, but it bares repeating.  If it’s good for Bush, it’s bad for the democrats. 

A guilty verdict would be a correct verdict.  And it wouldn’t hurt Bush if it came down on Nov. 5.  Although Bush isn’t running for anything, the democrats’ anthem has been all anti-Iraq war, anti-war-on-terror, anti-Bush, all the time. 

Regardless of when the verdict is announced, the American people already understand which party is tough on terror, and which party wants to confer constitutional rights to enemy combatants.  That Saddam will be found guilty is, IMHO, a forgone conclusion. 

We’ve seen how events external to an election can flip the outcome, as in Spain.  So what kind of message does this send to the people of Iraq, trying to get things together over there, to find out that the other political party in the US wants to get out of Iraq at any cost, and leave them to the terrorists and death squads, and rape rooms, and torture rooms?   With friends like that, who needs enemies?  It makes being an ally of the US a risky venture at best.  Another message that is sent around the world.

It will be instructive to see the democrat leadership’s reaction to a guilty verdict, after years of defending him.  It’ll go something like this,  but you ‘haven’t got Osama yet, where’s Osama?’

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A court trying Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity could delay its verdict by a few days, the chief prosecutor said on Sunday, in a move that would shift the announcement until after U.S. midterm elections. Read on 

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Media Salivating For Osama’s October Surprise

The media has never been accused of being either ethically or morally upright in the way they carry out, some might say abuse, their journalistic responsibility.  Just look at the speculation, or rather the eager anticipation, that Newsweek and MSNBC exhibit in this article.

Responsibility is sacrificed in favor of enabling the enemy.  In their view, enabling the enemy will also enable Democrats to get elected.  Given the chance to do either, they will.  And if they can do both, all the better.

Watch for Al Qaeda’s press release at a mainstream media outlet near you.

CNN, the network that admits withholding news unfavorable to Saddam, is another example.

An Unintended Consequence, Base Might Stay Home

Some have said, and democrats hope, that conservatives who have had it with Bush will stay home on election day.  Ostensibly to punish Bush.  I don’t buy into that theory.  Conservatives are smarter than that and won’t commit political suicide.  I think we learned a lesson from the 1992 election.  Democrats, on the other hand, just may have a stay-at-home problem of their own making that is taking on a racial component.

Democrat strategists and the New York Times talk about disillusionment of Black voters being up.  A disillusionment of hearing year after year that an election lost isn’t an election lost, but rather an election stolen and manipulated.  Their talking point worked so well, it seems, that they have convinced this voting block, apparently, that their vote doesn’t matter.  

That’s a serious consequence for two reasons.  First is that a voting block can be manipulated to the point of believing our voting system is rigged, and second that a political party would seriously campaign on the stolen election sour grapes campaign instead of conceding a loss, no matter how close it was.  But that’s where we are today.

ref: James Taranto, Opinion Journal; Democrats Fear Disillusionment in Black Voters, New York Times; Democrats work to woo black voters, Buffalo News

Most UnReported, Muslim Attacks On French Police

France is on the verge. On the verge of losing their country or of standing up to ‘immigrants’ who are not there to assimilate into French society. They want to be French society. The pain will be minimized because they will promptly surrender.

But what do you call, if not a violent uprising, a stat like more than 2500 French police officers were injured by Muslims and Muslim gang activity so far in 2006. The police are asking for armored cars to go into some neighborhoods.

And this. . .

France’s huge Muslim minority community has come under the influence of agents often influenced and financed by Al Qaida. These agents have recruited Muslim youngsters for urban warfare in which police and government representatives are injured daily.

Similar invasions are on-going in other European countries. Will Europe morph into something else? Will the United States morph into something else? How? Or better yet, why?

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Candidates Receive Selective Scrutiny

The WAPO headline is ‘Allen Blasts Webb Novels For Sex Scenes.’  Think about this for a moment.  If it were Allen who authored those books, Webb wouldn’t have to ‘blast’ anybody because the media would gladly do it for him.  Politically speaking, the MSM has chosen sides.  We’re here simply to do the job that they refuse to do, which is to present the other side of every and any issue.
They don’t seem the least bit interested in going back 40 years in Webb’s school years like they did with George Allen.  Maybe it’s because they think that riding around in the Watts area of Los Angeles with guns (unloaded) and pointing them at blacks on the street, pulling the trigger, then driving off laughing at the ‘joke’ would not help forward their agenda that only republicans are corrupt, uncaring, and evil.  James Webb did that while in college.  Have you heard about that?  What, that’s not newsworthy?
 

RICHMOND, Oct. 27 — Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) has accused his Democratic opponent, James Webb, of writing inappropriate sex scenes and demeaning descriptions of women in his fictional books, the latest character attack in a close and nasty campaign.
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