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Kerry Speaks

I’m watching Kerry speak on FOX right now and he is just reiterating the No WMD line – completely avoiding the fact that Saddam was ready to restart his program the moment that the sanctions were lifted and that Saddam was bribing French and Russian officials to end the sanctions as soon as possible.

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This is Attempted Terrorism – updated

I say attempted because I don’t think it’ll work.

Terrorism: Use of terror especially as a means of coercion

Terror: 1. state of intense fear; 2c. a cause of anxiety; worry. Synonym see Fear
Terror: 4. violence (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands

definitions from

Sure, this isn’t killing kids, or beheading hostages, but it is still attempted terrorism. These people are attempting to scare people as a means of coercion.

Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters in Orlando (via ByrdDroppings)
New Photos: Shots Fired Into Knox Bush/Cheney Headquarters
Republican Campaign Signs Vandalized
Swastika Burned Into Grass On Bush/Cheney Supporter’s Lawn
Wanted: Attackers of Campaign Signs
Laptops Stolen from Bush Campaign Office
Here We Go Again – Political Sign Theft, Vandalism on Rise
Vandals Target GOP Campaign Signs
Vandals Hit GOP Office in North Central Wisconsin

Update: The Kerry Spot has more…

The Duluth, Minn story in the Kerry Spot post has this (emphasis mine):

“It was not an act of hate,” said Dustin “Dusty” Dzuck, 17,
a senior at Denfeld High School. “My mom called me a terrorist.
It wasn’t terrorism; it was activism. It was for a cause
The whole thing is, basically, I just wanted to get the word out there
that in my opinion Bush isn’t doing this country any good.”

His mom was right.

Dusty – Over three thousand people died on September 11th for a cause. People are being taken hostage and beheaded for a cause. And the MSM just doesn’t help by labeling these terrorists as anything but.

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Re the NYT story on "what did they know…"

Prestopundit has post regarding this: Two mindsets, crystallized.

The money quote, for me is:

RICE: George, the fact is that what you know today can affect what you do tomorrow, but not what you did yesterday.

John Kerry needs to get this thought “seared, seared” into his brain.

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Letters to the editor

In reading the Chicago Tribune’s letters to the editor this weekend, one really stood out:

Shane Willmon Published October 3, 2004
Gurnee — Before the debate, one
candidate talked to hurricane victims and
one candidate got a manicure.
For me, the debate is over.

I agree.

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Kerry in Hampton, NH UPDATED

John Kerry said Monday that President Bush has sacrificed hopes for disease cures offered by stem cell research to “extreme right-wing ideology.”

This is from an ABC report.

Does John Kerry realize that George Bush is the first president to publically fund stem cell research? Sure, it’s limited to those lines created before Aug 9, 2001, but only public funding. There are no limits to privately funded research on any lines (even those created after Aug 9, 2001).

Once again, he’s using fear tactics.

Captain Ed has more.

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Give Iran Nuclear Fuel

John Kerry wants to give Iran nuclear material. From the debate: “I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes. If they weren’t willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together. The president did nothing.”

This is like leaving a four year old in the kitchen with a full cookie jar in reach. “Don’t eat any of the cookies, little one.” Come back in a hour and see the evidence of oreos all over his face and then impose “sanctions”. Most parents will make sure the cookie jar is out of reach so there will be no need to “test” to see if he will eat or not eat the cookies.

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Debate – first thought

I was trying to get my reading in for my first class and then I had a dental appointment so I haven’t had a lot of time to think about the debate yet. My first thought about the debate: Kerry held off in entering the stage just enough that he made Bush walk further to meet him. He also tried to keep Bush next to him longer than Bush wanted to be there.

I’ll have further thoughts after I re-read the transcript and look around a little to see what others are saying. Hugh Hewitt is going to have a symposium on the debate.

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