Monday, November 29, 2004

THANKFUL THOUGHTS

As Mrs. Polimedia and I have returned from our Thanksgiving trip to Oregon, I once again have time to blog. And as the holidays progress, I am reminded of several things to be thankful to God for in the national political/media scene.

1. President George W. Bush will be our Commander in Chief for another 4 years. As Homer Simpson would say, "Woo Hoo."

2. Laura Bush will continue to be one of the classiest First Ladies our nation has ever had.

3. The GOP gained seats in both the House and the Senate this election, increasing our majorities in both bodies.

4. The Mainstream Media (MSM) took major hits to their credibility this election season. And to some extent that attack on their credibility and the rise of the hloggers led to Dan Rather's retirement. Once again, "Woo Hoo."

Rich

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

DAN'S DEPARTURE: RATHER LATE

So Dan Rather is finally leaving CBS. Yeah! Of course, it's not happening until next year and CBS won't admit it has anything to do with the scandal of the forged document debacle. But we know better. I think the blogosphere should be proud of itself for putting such pressure on Rather and forcing him out. Now CBS needs to fire the producer of that story, Mary Mapes, too. Rather is a liberal loser and the general public won't miss him. He should have retired a long time ago. And he and Mapes owe a formal apology to President George W. Bush for pushing a false story to besmirch his reputation. But that will never happen. In this day and age, conservatives cannot afford to get their news and information from the mainstream media. I would recommend relying on the Internet and talk radio for news and current events. To me, that sounds like a Rather good idea.

Rich

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Monday, November 22, 2004

CLINTON FOR KOFI?

Staffers at the U.N. recently took a "no confidence" vote in their upper management. That includes U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. He deserves to be ousted. His anti-American stands and the Oil for Food scandal are reasons enough for him to be immediately replaced. I believe the man is corrupt. But rumors are swirling that Bill Clinton wants the job. THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA. Bill Clinton is the biggest ego maniac on the planet. And he is even more corrupt than Kofi Annan. The last thing the world needs is to put Bill Clinton back in a position of power. I agree that Kofi should go. But let's hope Clinton doesn't start campaigning to be his replacement.

Rich

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Friday, November 19, 2004

THE DONALD DUMPS DEUX

On last night's Apprentice The Donald made a surprise move and fired two participants, Wes and Maria. They both deserved it. I find Maria especially annoying and was excited to see her get the boot. Despite her protestations, she is indeed a control freak. And what's with those robotic like hand and arm gestures? Wes was just a poor leader who couldn't reign in Maria. Shades of The Sound of Music's "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" Of the contestants that are left, I think Kelly will win it all. In season 2, The Apprentice is still appointment viewing in my book. Kudos to the Trumpster.

Rich

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

LOVIN' LOST

Mrs. Polimedia and I love the new ABC drama Lost. It is appointment viewing for us on Wednesday night. The acting is superb and there is real chemistry between the two lead actors, Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly. The show is a mixture of Survivor and X-Files, with lots of plot twists. The audience doesn't yet know if the strange creatures on the island are monsters or aliens or ??. Lost is the brainchild of JJ Abrams, a television genius and creator of my favorite program, Alias. Check it out Wednesdays at 8 PM.

Rich

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

WHO WILL DEBATE IN 2008?

Everyone is already handicapping the Presidential race for 2008. Some of the bloggers at PoliPundit have already given their predictions. So let me join in and go over who might run for the Republican nomination.

First of all, I would love to amend the US Constitution to allow President Bush to run for a 3rd term. I would heartily support that. I am very proud of this President.

However, I would not support amending the Constitution to allow Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for President. I am a Californian, and I believe he has done a decent enough job as Governor thus far. But he's just not conservative enough for my tastes.

Likewise, if Rudy Giuliani runs, he would not be my first choice. Ultimately I would support him if he became the nominee and that is a good possibility. His credentials in handling the war on terror would be strong. But I would really love to see him run against Hillary Clinton for NY Senator in 2006. Rudy would beat her decisively and that would be a thrill.

I would not be thrilled with a John McCain candidacy. The media calls him a "maverick." I just don't think he is a team player. His McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform was a joke. I am hoping he won't seek the nomination.

The President's brother Jeb has said he will not seek the nomination in 2008. And that's too bad. I could see myself supporting him. On the other hand, he would make a strong Vice Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. He has been an effective Governor of Florida, a key swing state.

Another governor of a key swing state is Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty. He is one of the few Republicans to win big elections in this notoriously blue state. The conservative faction in Minnesota seems pleased with him and if he ran, Minnesota might finally turn red. I think he's a strong contender but needs to build up some name recognition on the national stage.

Senator George Allen of Virginia is another possibility. But it is very difficult for Senators to become President. Allen had a great year as head of the Republican Senate campaigns, picking up a number of seats and boosting the GOPs margin. And he has a famous father so there is a name recognition factor. I think he is a longshot, but might also be a strong VP entry.

Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee faces the same challenge that Senator Allen does. A senatorial voting record is always an impediment to becoming President because there are so many votes that can be held against you. And as Majority Leader he faces an uphill battle controlling the Senate, especially in terms of pushing the President's judicial appointments through. So far I think he has been weak standing up to the Democratic filibusters (or threats thereof). But maybe with Tom Daschle gone, Frist will have better success. I like that he is conservative, but I fear he is not charismatic enough to be US President.

Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is another conservative Senator I admire. But I fear he is too conservative. The Democrats and the media have already demonized him and that can be hard to overcome. Sure, President Bush did it. But George W. Bush is astonishing in his resolve and fortitude. I am not sure many other men could endure all of the hatred and persecution he has. I don't know if Rick is up to the task.

Ultimately, I think Giuliani will probably get the nod. And he may pick a strong conservative to be his running mate to offset his more moderate stands on social issues. Maybe a Giuliani-Santorum ticket. I could support that. Although I am praying for a more conservative nominee on the top of the ticket.

Rich

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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

NOT THE NORM

Kudos to US Senator Norm Coleman (R - Minnesota) for aggressively going after those responsible for the U.N. Oil for Food Scandal in Iraq.

Posted on Power Line,
which is all over this story: "How was the world so blind to this massive amount of influence-peddling?" asked Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, head of the investigations subcommittee. Coleman made public more documents he said were evidence of bigger kickbacks and payments than what was previously known, including 2003 data previously not reviewed.

Panel investigators also echoed the findings by Duelfer, head of the CIA-led Iraq Survey Group, that Saddam's regime gave lucrative contracts to buy Iraqi oil to high-ranking officials in Russia, France and other nations.


Coleman's Senate hearings have been demanding answers from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and his staff and they've been reluctant to provide a response. Could it be because they have something to hide? YES! It has already been assumed that Annan's own son benefitted financially from the scandal. And now we are learning that money generated from that scandal may be financing the terrorists attacking our troops in Iraq. The U.N. is a joke and the United States should continue to demand answers and accountability from this corrupt institution.

Rich

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Monday, November 15, 2004

ROOTING FOR RICE

President Bush and the Republican party should get more credit than they do for placing people of color in positions of power and authority. This President has placed more minorities in Cabinet positions than any other Commander In Chief in US history: Powell, Rice, Mineta, Gonzalez, Page. I agree with Fred Barnes, a genius of Fox News that Condi Rice is an inspired choice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. I admire her loyalty to George W. Bush and am pleased she is bound to become the first African-American female Secretary of State.

Rich

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PETERSON & PRO-LIFERS

I am glad that Scott Peterson was found guilty. But I am even more thrilled that the media has begun to refer to Scott as a "baby-killer." Indeed he is that and his conviction of 2nd degree murder for killing his unborn son seems appropriate and just. And this conviction and the media reporting of it could be an important milestone for the Pro-Life community, one I proudly support. If the media is willing to accept that Scott is guilty of murder for killing an unborn baby, then they should also be willing to consider abortion as "baby-killing." If they aren't willing to do so, it just further reveals their liberal, double-standard nature.

Hat tip to Generalissimo Duane of the Hugh Hewitt show, who agrees with me. Check out his blog Radio Blogger.

Rich

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Sunday, November 14, 2004

CBS: CAN'T BELIEVE those SUCKERS

I find it pathetic that CBS is willing to fire the news producer who decided to interrupt their top-rated program CSI to announce Yasser Arafat's death. But they are not willing, at least not thus far, to fire Dan Rather or Mary Mapes for perpetuating the false documents in the smear campaign against President Bush's National Guard Service.

I don't mind if they fire the first producer. That is their decision. They are a business and cutting into CSI hurt their profits. Fine.

But not firing the other two shows how they are putting Democratic ideology above fairness and ethics. That is shameful.

Rich

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VICE IS NICE

I am glad to hear that Vice President Dick Cheney's visit to the hospital yesterday appears to have been for a fairly minor issue. Here's hoping he gets over his cold and stays healthy for the next four years and beyond.

Go Bush-Cheney!

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Saturday, November 13, 2004

THIS IS TOO COOL!

I am excited to have my own blog. I am too tired to write anything of importance tonight. But tomorrow, who knows?

Thanks Jared for hooking me up with my very own blog. Visit a site he created at King Size Deals.

God Bless George W. Bush.

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THIS IS A TEST BLOG

Here is a link to another blog hugh hewitt. Here is another blog link Kings Web Design.

Rich

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THIS IS MY FIRST BLOG

Hello everyone.  This is my first blog.  You will be hearing more
from me shortly.  I have a lot to say and kudos to "Mr. J" for setting this
up for me.  Until then, happy blogging.


 



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