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Roll Call…

Posted by Mark on September 20, 2007

…of honor and shame.

Shame on these 25 Defeatocrats who voted against this resolution:

Question: On the Amendment (Cornyn Amdt. No. 2934 )
Vote Number: 344
Vote Date: September 20, 2007, 12:36 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Amendment Agreed to
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2934 to S.Amdt. 2011 to H.R. 1585 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008)
Statement of Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.

And who were these 25 Senators, obviously beholden to MoveOn.org?

NAYs —25
Akaka (D-HI) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY) Dodd (D-CT) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI) Kennedy (D-MA) Kerry (D-MA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-NJ) Murray (D-WA) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT) Schumer (D-NY) Stabenow (D-MI) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR)

And are there really any doubts which way these three would have voted?
Not Voting – 3
Biden (D-DE) Cantwell (D-WA) Obama (D-IL)

My apologies for putting the American Flag in the background of the above blockquote. These 25 defeatocrats don’t deserve the honor.

This list should be saved, as a list of those who do not understand Security, and most assuredly do not understand the United States Military. Of this list I count 8 current or former candidates for President.

But to me what is more disgusting is that this list includes Daniel Inouye, a Medal of Honor winner. How sad. How very, very sad.

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Vive La….France?!?!

Posted by Mark on September 20, 2007

Well, how about Vive Le Sarkozy? There, that’s better.

True to character, Mr. Sarkozy came out swinging. The new President declared that France’s generous welfare state is “unjust” and “financially untenable,” “discourages work and job creation,” and “fails to bring equal opportunity.” The result: France’s jobless rate is the euro zone’s highest.

The President wants “a new social contract founded on work, merit and equal opportunity.” He promised to loosen restrictions on working hours and toughen up requirements for jobless benefits, to ease hiring and firing rules and reduce incentives to retire early.

“Work, merit and equal opportunity.” In France. Can you imagine?

And, even more radical is this:

The details of this week’s proposals are sketchy but provide a foundation to build on. Echoing a frequent promise, the President said the law mandating a maximum 35-hour work week ought to be further relaxed to let the French–perish the thought–“choose work over leisure.” Inexplicably, however, Mr. Sarkozy refrained from pulling the plug on a law that’s come to symbolize France’s slothful ways.

While I’m not ready to drop the Cheese-eating Surrender Monkeys tag just yet, Sarkozy gives me pause…

Note:
My French sucks. I know it, and now so do our readers.

It’s been a long time since Miss Margo White’s 12th grade French class. I only took it because she was cute, and I wound up with a D+, a far better grade than I deserved.

If Sarkozy keeps this up, I’ll be forced to blog more about him, and therefore forced to bone up on my French.

Sigh. The sacrifices we bloggers make for our readers…:-)

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Public Enemy Number Two

Posted by Mark on September 20, 2007

For Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, George Dubya represents Public Enemy No. 1. Well, apparently, Dubya will be getting some competition.

Osama bin Laden is to declare “war” on President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan in a new message, expected to be released in the next 72 hours, according to an Islamist website.

It would be the first time that the al-Qaeda leader has made such an explicit threat personally against General Musharraf, raising fears of an upsurge in violence in the midst of Pakistan’s political crisis.

The threat emerged as the Pakistan election commission set October 6 as the date for a presidential election in which General Musharraf will run in his uniform, despite opposition calls for him to step down.

Well….there’s ALWAYS plenty of room at the top. However, in the grand scheme of things, Pakistan’s tenuous hold on civility and normality teeters almost daily.

A recent opinion poll in Pakistan showed that bin Laden was more popular than General Musharraf.

And that shows you just how close to anarchy they are. Oh yah…and they have nukes…..

(Have a nice day!)

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