Archive for January, 2008

The Prattle from Brattleboro (VT)

January 28, 2008

With nothing better to do the townsfolk in Brattleboro VT will vote March 4 on a ballot question that asks for the arrests of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney should they venture into the town. The Rutland Herald reported yesterday:

Brattleboro residents will vote at town meeting on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont.

Bush reportedly has not visited Vermont since becoming president. Hmmm. I wonder why! Could it be he’s afraid of the proposed indictment…wait, I know, it ‘s ’cause the Green Mountain State is going to secede from the union any day now!

Capitulation Led to Slaughter: 27 Jan 1973….

January 27, 2008

Reprinted from today’s Winter’s Soldier Story blog:

A Day That Lives in Ignominy

….Today is the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, a capitulation of American values in Vietnam that ultimately led to the slaughter of more than 3 million residents of Southeast Asia, specifically in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Paris Peace Accords stand as the most significant betrayal of Democracy, the American populace, the South Vietnamese, and the other allies who stood with us in that effort to contain the spread of communism since Neville Chamberlain betrayed Europe and brought about the Second World War.

Two years after the Peace Accords were signed, the communists in North Vietnam again invaded the south, and the American government stood by idly, watching impassively as the screaming populace that had believed we would never abandon them, was left to a horrible fate. They were thrown into concentration camps, murdered by death squads, starvation and forced labor, and ultimately, a million refugees known as The Boat People, tried by any means available to flee the horrors of communist rule.

Virtually simultaneously Laos and Cambodia fell to murderous communist forces. Mass extermination ultimately left millions dead and millions displaced.

The saddest aspect of the end of South Vietnam was that the American military, which had forced the communists to the brink of surrender, before politicians intervened, was blamed for the debacle that resulted two years after the Peace Accords were signed. The South Vietnamese military also had defeated the communists, after the north invaded over Easter of 1972 and lost the biggest battle of the war to the South Vietnamese ground forces backed by American air power.

Yet, less than a year later, conspirators, collaborators and spineless, mewling, fawning, acquiescent, weak-kneed bureaucrats and politicians in Washington, D.C., and Paris, France handed to the communists what their armies had been unable to take by force in over 15 years of war. Less than two years later the lie of the Paris Accords was made all too obvious to the world, and the slaughter was on.

Ignominy means disgrace. I noticed that the media didn’t do much in the way of covering this date.

Why the Media Love John McCain….

January 26, 2008

  •  McCain is not a conservative, and the MSM hate conservatives –
  • A McCain match up with Sen. Clinton would result in a historic Democrat landslide, conservative voters would sit this one out –
  • Everyone loves a war hero and McCain makes good use of his military and P.O.W. credentials –
  • He makes good copy and is constantly ingratiating himself with the press –

Bill Clinton says:

“She (Hillary) and John McCain are very close, they always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history, and they’re afraid they’d put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other.”

Of course, this could be just another Bill Clinton fib like the one he told about President Hillary sending Bush 41 on a world good will tour.

Edmund Hillary Clinton

January 10, 2008

The announcement today of the death of Sir Edmund Hillary (b. 1919), New Zealand mountaineer and c0-conqueror of Everest with Tenzing Norgay, reminds of another classic Clinton fib; that Mrs. Clinton was named after Sir Edmund. Mrs. Clinton, on a visit to Nepal in 1995, encountered Edmund Hillary and later told reporters that she was named after the famed climber. This story was discounted much later (2006) by a Clinton spokesperson saying; “….she was not named after Sir Edmund after all….It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add..”

The history of this claim is throughly discussed at Snopes.

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