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Funding for the NEA

I heard this morning about President Bush's proposal to increase funding substantially for the National Endowment for the Arts. I have to say that I think this is a horrible move of election year pandering to people who most likely won't even vote for him any way. In the last few months I've been becoming a bit wary of how Bush has continued to spend, spend spend. It is almost as if he is trying to out-spend the liberals to take away some of their issues. I think it is going to backfire on him big-time. It almost makes me wish we had another choice on the republican side, someone who is willing to toe that line and make CUTS to our government, instead of increasing funding for everything from Medicare to the NEA. President Bush - please get some nerve and start making cuts! ARGGGGHHH!!!

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Liberal "funny" man Al Franken has never been able to form a cogent argument. I think he finally realized that his positions lack a factual basis, and since he can't argue on an intellectual level, he has decided to wrestle those who don't agree with him. From the article:

Franken emerged from the crowd and charged one male protester, grabbing him with a bear hug from behind and slamming him onto the floor.

"I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move," Franken said.

The article went on to state:

Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely.

How did he propose to protect people's right to speak? By tackling the protester and not allowing him to speak!:

"I got down low and took his legs out," said Franken afterwards. "

Al Franken tackles protester at Dean rally

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Here's a look at how Krispy Kremes are made! MMMMM

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Ok, once again I'm looking into starting my own ebay business. The hard part of doing all that of course is to find a place to source cheap products that you can sell for a $20-$30 profit. After some research, I've discovered one good place to find wholesalers to buy from for Ebay.

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I thought that President Bush's SOTU speech last night was a good one, especially when he was talking about his strengths in foreign policy and the recovering economy. I think it did get a little tiresome towards the end during the laundry list of programs/steroid talk/etc. But all in all, not bad.

From A Shot in the Dark:

A concise and somewhat comical summary of the State of the Union Speech (from a listserve):

"Bush: "We big." (30 seconds of applause.) "We bad." (1 minute of applause.) "And we kick ass whenever we want." (1 minute standing ovation.) "We're getting bigger." (10 second applause.) "But not by using steriods, because those are bad." (30 second applause.) "Countries I once called 'evil' I am now calling 'dangerous regimes'." (45 second applause and foot stomping.) "Weapons I once called 'illegal and massively destructive' I am now calling 'dangerous'." (30 seconds of joyous shouting.) "And we will find some in Iraq." (1 minute of Republicans mooning Democrats while slapping their butt cheeks.) "You, congress, are to blame for spending too much money." (30 seconds of the audience in the gallery throwing feces at the congressmen.) "Peace, prosperity, and good times ahead if I stay your president." (Republicans all hold hands in a manly way and sing the national anthem.) "Thank you and God bless America." (1 minute of "Hail Ceasar!" then Senator Kennedy is tossed into the air and used as a giant beachball to the amusement of all.)

That says it all. :)

Oh, and for some laughs, check out James Lilek's techno remix of Howard Dean's meltdown after the Iowa Caucus Here

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My house from a mile up (in the red square):

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Howard Dean recently stated that we were no safer after the capture of Saddam Hussein. I beg to differ - the notion that we aren't any safer because of his departure is assinine - because of his capture we've also captured other terrorists in Iraq (because of paperwork found in his briefcase) and other militants have been falling like flies lately because others in Iraq are more willing to share information. Here's a story at PowerLine talking about just that:


Andrew Sullivan on his blog points out the many contradictions of Dean:

"DEAN AGAIN: Interesting defense of unilateralism as a last resort by Howard Dean in USA Today today. My support for his fiestiness, and left-liberal clarity is beginning to wilt a little under the weight of some of what he has been saying. There's a difference between a conviction politician and someone who's just wacko. Bush planned an invasion of Iraq because of psychological problems? There was no middle-class tax cut, but I'll try and retain part of it in my upcoming tax plan? I'm committed to staying the course in Iraq but also running ads decrying candidates who had the temerity to vote for the actual funding for it? Oy.

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Check out this photo - it shows Saddam right after his capture by U.S. Forces - pretty revealing shot - the once powerful, groveling in the dirt:

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With the election season warming up, the cries of Democratic left have returned to their old standard war cry - Overturn the stolen election of 2000! Here is an article on that debunks, once and for all, the myth of the stolen election:

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A lecture by Michael Crichton

Aliens Cause Global Warming

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Happy New Year!
2003 was a great year by any standard - Freedom for Iraqis, the economy having one of its best years in almost 20 years, etc, etc.. Here's to an even more successful 2004!