Monday, January 31, 2005

Outraged, yes. Surprised, no.

As outrageous as Churchills comments are, what is most alarming is lack of surprise. Watching MSM fade and seeing the political left's apparent desperation, it will be interesting to see how the education establishment responds. Are they next after MSM to feel the pressure of this new "information reformation" to quote Hugh?

Nice site

Why are those who don't get it going "all in" now?

I recognize that comments made before the election in Iraq had a legitimate opportunity to be wrong either way. Having said that, it is amazing how aggressive some on the left have been in gambling that they election would be a disaster. When faced with uncertainty they chose to bet it all with little or no room to maneuver on what they said. The timing of their "all in" strategy leaves them looking very desperate. Yes the election went against them and most political momentum is racing away from them. But why go "all in" now. Politics unlike poker has no end point, at least not for ideology. It will be interesting to watch and listen over the next week to see if there is an attempt to distance themselves from themselves or will they go "all in" on every hand they play?
Thanks to for another example of people who choose not to get it.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Great photos of freedom. Thanks Powerline

Amazing and exciting to see how many have voted and the pure joy on so many faces. I was perhaps this excited when George Bush was re-elected, but I have to admit I did not appreciate the pure act of voting as these people did. Thanks Powerline for these pictures.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

What a glorious day

With my home filled with teenagers for an 18th birthday party, I should say eating extravaganza, I cannot help but think of those getting ready to vote for the first time on the other side of the world. My house full of young Christians who, along with myself, know no persecution, no threat to their security or peace and enjoy all the freedoms those in harms way in Iraq are there to defend and spread. I pray the voting goes well and hope these newly free people enjoy and embrace their new way of life.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Lockheed Reportedly Gets Marine One Contract

3 engines vs 2. Proven vs developmental. I am curious what those who will depend on this think.

Lockheed Reportedly Gets Marine One Contract

Marine One replacement

The Navy is to announce their selection today. More is at stake than just the 20 plus fleet of Marine One helicopters. The selection will also most likely be the Marine Corps and USAF medium lift helicopter for the next 25 years or more. The Marines in particular are in urgent need of a replacement for their aged CH-46 medium lift helicopters. While there are significant political considerations to respect I hope the Marines are given what they need.

The Bristol Press - News - 01/28/2005 - Sikorsky gets word today on ‘Marine One’

How much turnout do you need for a successful election?

In the upcoming Iraqi election how much turnout do you need for a successful election? While a fantastic turnout upwards of 60% will certainly be hard to consider a failure (thought the left will try), should a turnout of 30% be considered a failure? It strikes me that when in the United States there have been voter turnout in the 40% to 50% range after democracy and security have been well established we should not be negative about even a 10%-20% turnout in a country voting for the first time. I certainly expect turnout to be strong on Sunday in Iraq, but high or low I will be excited for Iraqis new democratic population. Thanks for linking this.

Citizen Z :: Another Positive Iraqi Poll

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Vox Blogoli round 2

Interesting that Jonathan Rauch in his response to Hugh Hewitt acknowledges that it was indiscreet to loosely compare conservative Christians with potential bombers but misses the idea that it is most offensive because there is no similar comment regarding the radical left in his article. Fascinating that Rauch is engaging so openly in the blog format. Has this happened before to this extent?

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Is this a crime?

Is this a crime? If so will there be a prosecution? When secret matters involving national security are made public, in particular during times of conflict, I believe that laws are violated. Why is William Arkin not detained for the duration of the conflict? What of Eric Schmitt or the publishers of the New York Times.

The New York Times > National > California Recall > Commandos Get Duty on U.S. Soil

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